A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Director: Philippe Monnier Cast: John Mills, James Wilby, Xavier DeLuc


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Masterpiece Theatre's 1991 production of A Tale of Two Cities is a faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic French Revolution drama. The story focuses on English lawyer Sydney Carton, who has an unrequited love for Lucie Manette, the wife of French aristocrat Charles Darnay. After Charles' uncle, the Marquis St. Evremonde, tramples a young boy with his horse, the Marquis is killed by the boy's father, sparking a revolution. During the revolution, Darnay is persuaded to return to Paris, where he is arrested and sentenced to death. Realizing that Lucie will never love him the way she loves Charles, Sydney takes Darnay's place on death row, thereby letting the aristocrat return to his wife.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2011
UPC: 0066805310768
Original Release: 1991
Source: Bfs Entertainment
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 3:14:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Tale of Two Cities
2. The Taste of Death [6:13]
3. Locked Away [8:52]
4. Accused of Treason [17:46]
5. Trying to Remember [9:46]
6. Oppression and Fear [6:51]
7. A Proclamation of Love [17:07]
8. An Execution [7:59]
9. A Walk In the Garden [5:38]
10. A Drink to Health [6:24]
11. A Matter of Honesty [2:36]
12. Breaking Down [5:34]
13. Rally For Freedom [3:46]
Disc #2 -- A Tale of Two Cities
2. A New Order [6:39]
3. A Plea For Help [8:41]
4. Saved From a Terrible Fate [9:11]
5. Striking a Deal [8:07]
6. Denounced [7:09]
7. The Truth Is Told [8:34]
8. No Real Hope [11:27]
9. Escape From Prison [6:50]
10. Protecting the Mistress [3:40]
11. Leaving the Madness [5:33]
12. No More Death [2:34]
13. Final Good-Byes [5:22]

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A Tale of Two Cities 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Tale of Two Cities is an AMAZING story of bravery and courage and shows a true example of selflesness. I was astonished and mystified by this tale of two cities!
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Just loved everything!
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