A Tale of Two Cities (1958)




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In this stilted adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel A Tale of Two Cities, Dirk Bogarde takes the lead role of worn-down, drunken lawyer Sydney Carton, who finally wakes up from his stupor during the French Revolution to make the ultimate sacrifice for Lucie Manette, the love of his life.


Dirk Bogarde
as Sydney Carton
Dorothy Tutin
as Lucie Manette
Stephen Murray
as Dr. Manette
Cecil Parker
as Jarvis Lorry
Athene Seyler
as Miss Pross
Paul Guers
as Charles Darnay
Marie Versini
as Marie Gabelle
Ian Bannen
as Gabelle
Alfie Bass
as Jerry Cruncher
Ernest Clark
as Stryver
Rosalie Crutchley
as Mme. Defarge
Freda Jackson
as Vengeance
Duncan Lamont
as Ernest Defarge
Christopher Lee
as Marquis St. Evremonde
Leo McKern
as Attorney General
Dominique Boschero
as Peasant Girl
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Critic Reviews for A Tale of Two Cities

All Critics (1)

A straightforward adaptation which follows the events of Dickens' crowded narrative with commendable fidelity. The pure excitement of the book is missing, however; and the fault lies mostly with T. E. B. Clarke's reverent but somewhat lifeless script.

Feb 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Tale of Two Cities

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.

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