A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

It is a tale known well, filmed many times over the years, but never better than this early black and white version from the MGM Studios, David O. Selznick producing. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"-- Charles… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 10, 2006
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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Several of the big crowd scenes, especially the storming of the Bastille, are big-budget showstoppers with thousands of extras filling the frame in a way CGI still can't match.

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

Selznick managed to create the cinematic equivalent of "the best of times" without a downside.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Selznick's last production before leaving MGM to form his own company, this lavish film is an eloquent version of Dickens classic, benefiting from Ronald Colman's suave performance and the studio's reliable stock company.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It's everything I expect from a Dickens adaptation: a grand, sweeping storyline; impeccable period costumes and sets; and colorful villains and selfless heroes.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Best telling so far of classic novel w/fine Colman turn.

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AJ Verser
This is a good movie about the French Revolution, which was the high point of the film, but the low points are just about every other scene where people are… More
John Ballantine
Ronald Colman and crew do Dickens' work justice and the cinematic values are superior to most pieces done in the era.It was worth the loss of Colman's… More