Sunday, August 21, 2011

A tale of two cities (1958) - classic drama based on Charles Dickens novel

Rating 7.1/10
Runtime: 112 min
Language: English
Country: UK
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
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Dirk Bogarde ... Sydney Carton
Dorothy Tutin ... Lucie Manette
Paul Guers ... Charles Darnay
Marie Versini ... Marie Gabelle
Ian Bannen ... Gabelle
Cecil Parker ... Jarvis Lorry
Stephen Murray ... Dr. Manette
Christopher Lee ... Marquis St. Evremonde

Description: During the French Revolution, French national Lucie Manette meets and falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay. He is however hiding his true identity as a member of the French aristocratic Evrémonde family, who he has denounced in private. The Marquis St. Evrémonde in particular was a cruel man, those he wronged who have vowed to see the end of the family line at any cost. Lucie's father Dr. Alexandre Manette, in fact, was imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years because of actions of the Marquis. Into their lives comes English barrister Sydney Carton, who enjoys his alcohol to excess. Carton earlier defended Darnay in a trial on trumped up charges of treason. Carton doesn't really like Darnay in part because Carton also loves Lucie, he realizing that that love is unrequited. But Carton does eventually learn of Darnay's true heritage at a critical time...


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Download link (torrent file): Tale of Two Cities (1958).torrent

+ extra material - interviews with Ralph Thomas, Dorothy Tutin and Christopher Lee

Video and audio information:

Video : 1.33 GB, 1699 Kbps, 25 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XviD = XviD 1.2.0.dev47
Audio : 180 MB, 224 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3

Engllish subtitles (for both main movie and interviews) + theatrical trailer included