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

Jack Conway's 1935 adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities is often regarded as the finest film of the classic novel. Set during the French Revolution, the story revolves around two men -- English lawyer Sydney Carton… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1935
DVD 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

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

Emanuel Levy

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

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

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Aj V
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