An image from a movie poster advertising A Tale of Two Cities, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production starring Ronald Coleman. The screenwriters were W.P. Lipscomb and S. N. Behrman. The film was produced by David O. Selznick and directed by Jack Conway, and was first released in 1935.
The distinguished actor Ronald Coleman had the leading role of Sydney Carton. Coleman, who acted in both silent and sound films, was nominated for academy awards as best actor for Bulldog Drummond and Condemned (both 1929), and won an academy award for A Double Life in 1948. In the 1935 production of A Tale of Two Cities, Donald Woods was cast in the role of Charles Darnay; Basil Rathbone was St. Evremonde, and Edna Mae Oliver was cast as Miss Pross. Edna Mae Oliver had the role of Aunt Betsey Trotwood in the 1935 MGM production of David Copperfield.
A Tale of Two Cities with Ronald Coleman had excellent reviews and was re-released in 1951 and 1962.