British barrister Sydney Carton lives an insubstantial and unhappy life. He falls under the spell of Lucie Manette, but Lucie marries Charles Darnay. When Darnay goes to Paris to rescue an imprisoned family retainer, he becomes entangled in the snares of the brutal French Revolution and is himself jailed and condemned to the guillotine. But Sydney Carton, in love with a woman he cannot have, comes up with a daring plan to save her husband.

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  1. Ralph Thomas


  2. Charles Dickens


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  1. Dirk Bogarde

    Dirk Bogarde

    Sydney Carton

  2. Dorothy Tutin

    Dorothy Tutin

    Lucie Manette

  3. Paul Guers

    Paul Guers

    Charles Darnay

  4. Marie Versini

    Marie Versini

    Marie Gabelle

  5. Ian Bannen

    Ian Bannen


  6. Cecil Parker

    Cecil Parker

    Jarvis Lorry

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • August 4, 1958



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