A Tale of Two Cities

United Kingdom, 1990

Film
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Sydney Carton, wastrel and dissolute, black sheep and fallen angel, whose words on the scaffold secure him a place in the quotation books, remains as potent a creation today as he was when Dickens’ poignant classic was first published. His ‘double’, Charles Darnay, who mirrors what Carton could have been and who wins the hand of Lucie whom Carton also loves, remains a satellite of goodness in this tale of sacrifice and hate. Their lives and fates, inextricably linked, merge again in the figure of Paul Shelley who brings them both to life in this authentic dramatisation.

Credits

director

Michael E. Briant

producer

Barry Letts

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

Time-Life Television

BBC-TV

Language

English

Duration

02:52:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36920

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

History → France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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