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A Tale of Two Cities (25-Dec-1935)

Director: Jack Conway

Writers: W. P. Lipscomb; S. N. Behrman

From novel: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Musical Score by: Herbert Stothart

Producer: David O. Selznick

Keywords: Drama, French Revolution

Dissipated English barrister Sydney Carton and French aristocrat Charles Darnay both love the same woman, Lucie Manette, but she only loves Darnay; Carton recognizes this and willingly sacrifices his life to save Darnay from the guillotine the sake of his love. Best adaptation by far of the lengthy Charles Dickens novel. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Editing.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Elizabeth Allan
9-Apr-1908 27-Jul-1990 A Tale of Two Cities
Walter Catlett
4-Feb-1889 14-Nov-1960 Bringing Up Baby
E. E. Clive
28-Aug-1879 6-Jun-1940 Tenney in Bulldog Drummond
Ronald Colman
9-Feb-1891 19-May-1958 A Double Life
Lawrence Grant
30-Oct-1870 10-Feb-1952 The Mask of Fu Manchu
Fritz Leiber
31-Jan-1882 14-Oct-1949 Shakespearean actor
Tully Marshall
13-Apr-1864 10-Mar-1943 The Covered Wagon
Edna May Oliver
9-Nov-1883 9-Nov-1942 Drums Along the Mohawk
Reginald Owen
5-Aug-1887 5-Nov-1972 Prolific character actor
Basil Rathbone
13-Jun-1892 21-Jul-1967 Played original Sherlock Holmes
H. B. Warner
26-Oct-1875 21-Dec-1958 The King of Kings
Robert Warwick
9-Oct-1878 6-Jun-1964 Alias Jimmy Valentine
Donald Woods
2-Dec-1906 5-Mar-1998 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms


Ronald Colman   ...   Sydney Carton
Elizabeth Allan   ...   Lucie Manette
Edna May Oliver   ...   Miss Pross
Reginald Owen   ...   Stryver
Basil Rathbone   ...   Marquis St. Evremonde
Blanche Yurka   ...   Madame De Farge
Henry B. Walthall   ...   Dr. Manette
Donald Woods   ...   Charles Darnay
Claude Gillingwater   ...   Jarvis Lorry
Walter Catlett   ...   Barsad
H. B. Warner   ...   Gabelle
Fritz Leiber   ...   Gaspard
Lucille LaVerne   ...   The Vengeance
Mitchell Lewis   ...   Ernest De Farge
Isabel Jewell   ...   Seamstress
Tully Marshall   ...   Woodcutter
Billy Bevan   ...   Jerry Cruncher
E. E. Clive   ...   Judge in "Old Bailey"
Robert Warwick   ...   Judge at Tribunal
Eily Malyon   ...   Mrs. Cruncher
Lawrence Grant   ...   Prosecutor
Ralf Harolde   ...   Prosecutor
Fay Chaldecott   ...   Lucie, the Child
John Davidson   ...   Morveau
Tom Ricketts   ...   Tellson, Jr.
Donald Haines   ...   Jerry Cruncher, Jr.
Barlowe Borland   ...   Jacques 116


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