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A Tale of Two Cities (1980)





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Chris Sarandon does the "far, far, better thing" when he tackles the dual role of Syndey Carton and Charles Darnay in this Anglo-American TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. The ubiquitous producer/screenwriter combination of Norman Rosemont and John Gay was responsible for this lavish, faithful cinemazation of Dickens' multiplotted account of the French Revolution. Featured in the huge cast are Peter Cushing as Dr. Manette, Alice Krige as Lucie Manette, Billie Whitelaw as the vengeful, eternally knitting Madame DeFarge and Barry Morse as the odious aristocrat St. Evremonde. Poignantly, the film also offers the late Kenneth More, making one of his last appearances as Jarvis Lorry, and the magnificent Flora Robson, taking her final bow in the role of Miss Pross. An Emmy nomination went to Olga Lehmann's costume design. A Tale of Two Cities debuted December 2, 1980.


Chris Sarandon
as Charles Darnay
Alice Krige
as Lucie Manette
Peter Cushing
as Dr. Alexander Manette
Flora Robson
as Miss Pross
Kenneth More
as Dr. Jarvis Lorry
Barry Morse
as Marquis St. Evremonde
Billie Whitelaw
as Madame Defarge
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