A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
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as Sydney Carton
as Lucie Manette
as Dr. Manette
as Jarvis Lorry
as Miss Pross
as Charles Darnay
as Marie Gabelle
as Jerry Cruncher
as Mme. Defarge
as Ernest Defarge
as Marquis St. Evremond...
as Attorney General
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.
The Tale of Two Cities
The film starts of slow but everything eventually relates. My issue with the film was it became difficult to differentiating between who was French versus English since they were all British or American actors with English sounding accents. A very sad and mellow dramatic ending. The movie presents a good depiction of France during the French Revolution.
It presents an accurate depiction of how people of innocent people were killed for no good reason besides a previous title. Not even a court case was provided to prove innocent or guilty. Just nearly guilty. Shows the waist.
I never realized that the quotes; "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times" as well as "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." derived from this book. I have known these lines all my life from Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan.
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.
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