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A Tale of Two Cities (1958 film)

A Tale of Two Cities
Original UK cinema poster
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Produced by Betty E. Box
Screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke
Based on A Tale of Two Cities 
by Charles Dickens
Starring Dirk Bogarde
Dorothy Tutin
Paul Guers
Music by Richard Addinsell
Cinematography Ernest Steward
Edited by Alfred Roome
Production
company
The Rank Organisation
Distributed by Rank Film Distributors
Release dates
1958
Running time
117 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Production 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Plot

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.

Cast

Production

Ralph Thomas insisted on the film being shot in black and white as he felt the book was written in black and white.[1] The film was shot in the Loire Valley in France with several thousand American soldiers posted nearby in Orléans used as extras.

in the 'cast biographies' on the Carlton DVD release it wrongly states that director Ralph Thomas and producer Betty Box were married. She was married to fellow producer Peter Rogers who was the producer of the Carry On film series.

References

  1. ^ Dixon, Wheeler W. Ralph Thomas Interview Collected Interviews: Voices from Twentieth-Century Cinema 2001 SIU Press

External links

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