Oscar Movies: A Tale of Two Cities

“A Tale of Two Cities” was the last production of Selznick before leaving MGM to form his own company, which would be responsible for A Star Is Born, Gone With the Wind, and Rebecca, among other good, Oscar-nominated or winning films.


Oscar Nominations: 2


Picture, produced by David O. Selznick

Film Editing: Conrad A. Nervig


Oscar Awards: None


Oscar Context:


A Tale of Two Cities competed for the Best Picture Oscar with nine other films: The Great Ziegfeld, which won, Anthony Adverse, Dodsworth, Libeled Lady, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Romeo and Juliet, San Francisco, The Story of Louis Pasteur, and Three Smart Girls. The other most nominated film were William Wyler's Dodsworth, with 7 citations, winning one, for Richard Day's Interior Decoration, and Anthony Adverse, which won the largest number of awards (4) of it 7 nominations.   Of all studios, MGM dominated the Oscar race, with five (half) of the Oscar-nominated films.


The winner of the Editing Oscar was Ralph Dawson for the period epic adventure, “Anthony Adverse”