A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

A Tale of Two Cities


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One of a few screen versions of Charles Dickens' classic novel, this British production stars Dirk Bogarde as lead Sydney Carton. Set in the late 18th century, Sydney is a jaded barrister in London whose sole love, Lucie Manette, does not reciprocate his feelings and goes to France to marry Charles Darnay, son of the citizens' enemy, the Marquis St. Evremonde. When the people begin to revolt (the French Revolution), Charles, who also happens to be Sydney's doppleganger, is imprisoned for his … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: T.E.B. Clarke
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 1, 1998



as Sydney Carton

as Lucie Manette

as Dr. Manette

as Jarvis Lorry

as Miss Pross

as Charles Darnay

as Marie Gabelle

as Gabelle

as Jerry Cruncher

as Stryver

as Mme. Defarge

as Vengeance

as Ernest Defarge

as Marquis St. Evremond...

as Attorney General

as Sawyer

as Peasant Girl
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Solid if not captivating version of the classic Dickens story. Dirk Bogarde is charming, humorous and serious by turns and pulls you into the film.

jay nixon

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I think Dirk Bogarde gives a wonderful performance. What a noble thing to give your life for the love and happiness of someone else. Very few people would do this especially under his circumstances. Bravo.

sloopy chicken lips (aka Cynthia)

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