A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Dirk Bogarde
Director: Ralph Thomas Cast: Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
, Dorothy Tutin
Dorothy Tutin
, Cecil Parker
Cecil Parker
Ralph Thomas


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Screenwriter T.E.B. Clarke, the writer of such fifties British comedies as The Lavender Hill Mob and Passport to Pimlico, dips his pen into a more stately inkwell 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 (Dorothy Tutin), the love of his life. Also on hand are the evil tyrant Marquis St. Evermonde (Christopher Lee), the treacherous informer Barsad (Donald Pleasence), and the fanatical Madame Defarge (Rosalie Crutchley), who denounces Lucie and her husband Charles Darnay (Athene Seyler) to the tribunal.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2008
UPC: 4897007032259
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Castaway Pictures
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 7,841

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dirk Bogarde Sydney Carton
Dorothy Tutin Lucie Manette
Cecil Parker Jarvis Lorry
Marie Versini Marie Gabelle
Stephen Murray Dr. Manette
Athene Seyler Miss Pross
Paul Guers Charles Darnay
Ian Bannen Gabelle
Alfie Bass Jerry Cruncher
Ernest Clark Stryver
Rosalie Crutchley Madame Defarge
Freda Jackson The Vengeance
Duncan Lamont Ernest Defarge
Christopher Lee Marquis St. Evremonde
Leo McKern Attorney General
Donald Pleasence Barsad
Eric Pohlmann Sawyer
Dominique Boschero Actor
Ralph Thomas Actor

Technical Credits
Ralph Thomas Director
Richard Addinsell Score Composer
Betty E. Box Producer
T.E.B. Clarke Screenwriter
Beatrice Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
Carmen Dillon Art Director
Muir Mathieson Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Alfred Roome Editor
Ernest W. Steward Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tale of Two Cities
1. Mystery of a Doctor [18:55]
2. Victim of a Vicious [17:27]
3. The Confession [19:00]
4. The French Revolution [18:11]
5. Return To France [19:36]
6. The Switch [18:57]

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