A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities is a 1958 British film directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Dirk Bogarde and Dorothy Tutin. It is a period drama based on parts of Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities (1859).


Sydney Carton, a drunken English lawyer, discovers that Charles Darnay, a man he once defended, is a French aristocrat trying to escape the French Revolution. While he envies the man over the love of a woman, Lucie Manette, his conscience is pricked and he resolves to help him escape the guillotine.

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    contentLocation London
    director Ralph Thomas
    editor Alfred Roome
    genre drama historical
    keywords french revolution trying to escape
    musicBy Richard Addinsell
    producer Betty E. Box
    productionCompany The Rank Organisation
    publisher Rank Film Distributors
    recordedAt Pinewood Studios