A Tale Of Two Cities (1958)

RALPH THOMAS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

United Kingdom, 1958.  .  Screenplay by , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel isn’t up to the brilliance of the 1935 version with Ronald Colman but is a strong rendering all the same. is the freewheeling barrister who gets involved in the French Revolution for the love of a beautiful woman (), whose aristocrat lover () is the target of angry peasants. Beautiful period detail and terrific acting from the entire cast (including an early appearance by  as a tyrannical landowner) make for a memorable experience.

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