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Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in the deadly web of the French Revolution and condemned to die by the guillotine, Sydney Carton concocts a dangerous plot to free the husband of the woman he loves.

  1. Jim Goddard

    Director

  2. Charles Dickens

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Chris Sarandon

    Chris Sarandon

    Sydney Carton / Charles Darnay

  2. Peter Cushing

    Peter Cushing

    Dr. Alexander Manette

  3. Alice Krige

    Alice Krige

    Lucie Manette

  4. Kenneth More

    Kenneth More

    Dr. Jarvis Lorry

  5. Barry Morse

    Barry Morse

    St. Evremonde

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A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities

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  • December 2, 1980
    PG
    Theatrical

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    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 42m

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