Actor Ronald Colman agreed to play the role of Sydney Carton with the sole condition that he not also be required to play the role of Charles Darnay, as was usually expected in adaptations of the Dickens novel. The plot of 'A Tale of Two Cities' turns on the physical resemblance between the two characters. Colman had long wanted to play Sidney Carton, and was even willing to shave off his beloved mustache to play the part. See more
You know, Sydney, sometimes it's the part of a friend to criticize, too.
Oh, when there's any hope of reformation, yes; but with me, it's hopeless.
I don't believe it. I refuse to believe it.
Oh, I admit that once when... when I first knew you, the sight of you and your home stirred old shadows that I thought had died out of me. I had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, fighting out the abandoned fight. A dream that ended in nothing, but you inspired it.
Must it end in nothing?
Music by John Francis Wade
Arranged by David Snell
Latin lyrics traditional
Sung in church by an unseen female
English lyrics "Come, All Ye Faithful" by Frederick Oakeley
Sung by a group passing by See more