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Format: DVD
Sku: 202860263
UPC: 012569793699
UPC 14: 00012569793699
Category Keywords: Classic  Death  Heroes  Period Piece  Recommended  Tear Jerker  Vintage
Rating: NR
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." Charles Dickens' tale of love and tumult during the French Revolution comes to the screen in a sumptuous film version by the producer famed for nurturing sprawling literary works: David O. Selznick (David Copperfield, Anna Karenina, Gone with the Wind). Ronald Colman (The Prisoner of Zenda) stars as Sydney Carton - sardonic, dissolute, a wastrel...and destined to redeem himself in an act of courageous sacrifice. "It's a far, far better thing I do than I've ever done," Carton muses at that defining moment. This is far, far better filmmaking, too: a Golden Era marvel of uncanny performances top to bottom, eye-filling crowd scenes (the storming of the Bastille, thronged courtrooms, an eerie festival of public execution) and lasting emotional power. Revolution is in the air!

"...impressive sets and crowd shots...dramatic and entertaining.  Brian Koller,
"...a grand, sweeping storyline; impeccable period costumes and sets; and colorful villains and selfless heroes.  Micheal W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdogs Movies

Editor's Note
Lavish and well-acted production of Dickens' 1857 novel of the French Revolution. Ronald Colman plays the flippant lawyer who lends aid to the victims of the Reign of Terror. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Picture, Best Film Editing.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/10/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 165 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1935
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 79369
Video UPC UPC: 00012569793699
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Edna May Oliver
Video Cast Info Elizabeth Allan
Video Cast Info Reginald Owen
Video Cast Info Ronald Colman
Video Cast Info Conrad A. Nervig - Editor
Video Cast Info David O. Selznick - Producer
Video Cast Info Herbert Stothart, et. al. - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Jack Conway, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info Oliver T. Marsh - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info W.P. Lipscomb, et. al. - Writer


Nominee (1937)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Conrad A. Nervig, Best Film Editing
   Video Award Name Oscar, David O. Selznick, Best Picture

Professional Reviews 10 of 10
A Tale of Two Cities has an absolutely brilliant cast, particularly in Ronald Colman, as the lead, but also in the supporting roles, including Basil Rathbone as the hated French aristocrat Marquis St. Evremond, Henry B. Walthall as Lucie's father, Dr. Manette, Edna May Oliver as the faithful servant, Miss Pross, and Blanche Yurka, who almost steals the show, as the arch villainess Madame DeFarge. Madame DeFarge, a leader of the revolutionaries, knits up a storm and never fails to vote for the death penalty as she sits on the tribunal of the Reign of Terror. - George Chabot

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Colman,Ronald
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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