|Colman Featured Films
|A Tale Of Two Cities
Directed by: Jack Conway
Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1935
This film is one of my top ten films of all time.
Please see my listing at this address:
This classic story by Charles Dickens which takes place during
the French Revolution is, by far, the best adaptation of his
novel. It stars Ronald Colman in his best performance (in my
opinion) who is the very essence of Sydney Carton and includes
great character actors like Edna May Oliver and Basil Rathbone.
Being done at early sound MGM, its sets are very colorful and
the characters are full of life. It captures the essence of
Dicken's novel superbly and its the kind of film I love to
watch when its snowing outside.
to Colman as Sydney Carton saying the last lines from this Dicken's
classic just before climbing the steps to the guillotine by clicking
on the musical note.
The cast includes:
- Ronald Colman .... Sydney Carton
- Elizabeth Allan .... Lucie Manette
- Edna May Oliver .... Miss Pross
- Reginald Owen .... C.J. Stryver
- Basil Rathbone .... Marquis St. Evremonde
- Blanche Yurka .... Madame Defarge
- Henry B. Walthall .... Dr. Manette
- Donald Woods (I) .... Charles Darnay
- Walter Catlett .... Barsad
- Fritz Leiber (I) .... Gaspard
- H.B. Warner .... Gabelle
- Mitchell Lewis .... Ernest Defarge
- Claude Gillingwater .... Jarvis Lorry Jr.
- Billy Bevan .... Jerry Cruncher
- Isabel Jewell .... Seamstress
to streaming audio on the Lux Radio Theater Presentation of A
Tale of Two Cities starring Ronald Colman as Sydney Carton.