Rent A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

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2h 21min
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Synopsis:
Bogarde is perfectly cast as Sydney Carton in this masterly adaptation of Charles Dicken's renowned French Revolution epic. Faithfully adapted from the novel, the film follows the fortunes of Carton, a disillusioned lawyer, whose world is turned upside down when events in France encroach on his decadent London life. Asked to defend a young French aristocrat named Darnay (Paul Gures), Carton finds himself falling in love with Darney's fiancée Lucie Manette (Dorothy Tutin). When Darney returns to France, he is imprisoned by a revolutionary mob. Carton seizes the opportunity for action and, ultimately, redemption.
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Writers:
Charles Dickens, T.E.B. Clarke
Studio:
ITV
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/03/2004
Run Time:
141 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 29 Minute Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Biographies
  • Stills Gallery

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A great film of a fine book - A Tale of Two Cities review by AKL

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27/11/2018

A masterly performance by Dirk Bogarde and a great cast in a film of this much-read novel, though in black and white, which must remain as the definitive cinematic version.

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