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Charles Dickens (novel)
Eugene Mullin (scenario)
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Release Date:
30 May 1911 (Denmark) See more »
A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Maurice Costello ... Sydney Carton

Florence Turner ... Lucie Manette

Charles Kent ... Dr. Manette
Leo Delaney ... Darnay

William Shea ... Jarvis Lorry

William Humphrey ... The Duke D'Evremon
Tefft Johnson ... Defarge
Edith Halleran ... Madame Defarge (as Edith Halloran)

Norma Talmadge ... Mimi - Woman on the Way to Guillotine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Bunny ... Jailer (uncredited)

Kenneth Casey ... Duke's Son in Early Scenes (uncredited)
Florence Foley ... The Woodcutter's Child (uncredited)

Helen Gardner ... (uncredited)

Julia Swayne Gordon ... Miss Pross (uncredited)

Ralph Ince ... (uncredited)

Dorothy Kelly ... (uncredited)
James Morrison ... Peasant Brother (uncredited)

Mabel Normand ... (uncredited)

Edwin R. Phillips ... (uncredited)
Eleanor Radinoff ... (uncredited)

Anita Stewart ... (uncredited)

Edith Storey ... (uncredited)
Lydia Yeamans Titus ... (uncredited)

Lillian Walker ... Peasant Sister (uncredited)
Earle Williams ... (uncredited)

Directed by
William Humphrey 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Dickens  novel "A Tale of Two Cities"
Eugene Mullin  scenario

Other crew
J. Stuart Blackton .... supervisor

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30 min | 21 min (DVD) | 21 min (DVD release)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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The three reels of this film were originally released independently, on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in February 1911.See more »
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Version of A Tale of Two Cities (1980) (TV)See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Highlights, 24 February 2003
Author: boblipton from New York City

While it is impossible to do justice to Dickens' sprawling novel in 20 minutes, Vitagraph makes a stab at it with this series of scenes in little more than tableaux format. Good costumes, good backgrounds and excellent actors do their best, but stick with the 1935 version directed by Jack Conway.

While this would seem to be, from the cast list, an all-star version -- including a very young Mabel Normand -- you should realize Vitagraph worked its actors hard -- starring in one picture, helping to fill out a crowd scene in the next. Still, you might want to play "spot the star" with this one.

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