A Tale of Two Cities (1989)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Drama, History, Romance
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 256 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 4 critic

Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

Anna Massey obituary
| The Guardian - Film News
Anna Massey obituary
| The Guardian - TV News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 04 Jul 2011
 
a list of 620 titles
created 17 May 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 20 Jul 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Tale of Two Cities (1989– )

A Tale of Two Cities (1989– ) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Tale of Two Cities.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1989  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A well loved BBC adaptation of one of Charles Dickens lesser read novels. It revolves around some very greedy and selfish relatives who are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewits ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Chambers, Julia Sawalha, Keith Allen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This stunning adaptation of Dickens' classic tale was captured live from the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End. Although Great Expectations has been adapted for film on two separate ... See full summary »

Director: Graham McLaren
Stars: Jack Ellis, Christopher Ellison, Paula Wilcox
Short | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror.

Director: William Humphrey
Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Charles Kent
Hard Times (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Stars: Harriet Walter, Bill Paterson, Alan Bates
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Timothy Forder
Stars: Gareth Arnold, Gemma Craven, Michelle Evans
The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When young Nell Trent's grandfather loses the investment money of wharf owner Daniel Quilp with cards, Quilp develops an everlasting urge to get him put in the madhouse. Nell and her grandfather flee the city.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Alan Barry, Adam Blackwood, Tom Courtenay
Elizabeth I (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones
Dombey & Son (TV Mini-Series 1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Julian Glover, Lysette Anthony, Shirley Cain
The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

Director: Brian Percival
Stars: Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Sophie Vavasseur
Olivia Twist (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

OLIVIA TWIST is set in contemporary times in Stoke-on-Trent, a city once renowned for industrial splendor. Olivia, an orphan from Afghanistan, is on the run and finds shelter with Bob Fagin... See full summary »

Director: Arno Hazebroek
Stars: Martin Alcock, Hannah Belfield, Laura Bodell
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Alcoholic lawyer Sydney Carton travels to Paris during the Reign of Terror to rescue French aristocrat Charles Darnay, husband of the woman he loves.

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary
A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series 1957)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Fred Fairclough, Joan Ingram
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Sydney Carton (2 episodes, 1989)
Xavier Deluc ...
 Charles Darnay (2 episodes, 1989)
Serena Gordon ...
 Lucie Manette (2 episodes, 1989)
...
 Jarvis Lorry (2 episodes, 1989)
...
 Dr. Alexandre Manette (2 episodes, 1989)
...
 Miss Pross (2 episodes, 1989)
Kathy Kriegel ...
 Madame Defarge (2 episodes, 1989)
Alfred Lynch ...
 Jerry Cruncher (2 episodes, 1989)
Gérard Klein ...
 Monsieur Defarge (2 episodes, 1989)
...
 Stryver (2 episodes, 1989)
...
 Barsad (2 episodes, 1989)
...
 Le père de Darnay (2 episodes, 1989)
Edit

Storyline

Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 May 1989 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Historia en dos ciudades  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video) | (3 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I got through it
4 March 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In my youth I set myself the task of reading Dickens. I read Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Little Dorrit and a few other novels with great pleasure. I decided that I could skip the ones I judged weaker, and so I never bothered with A Tale of Two Cities. On the basis of this ITV series I made the right choice. Dickens is never interesting when he deals with events taking place before he was born, and so it is here. I don't care about Dr. Manette and his daughter, Sidney Carton and his death-wish, or any of the other plot threads.

The cast is starry: John Mills, James Wilby, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Anna Massey (whom I remember from so many TV dramas) and many more capable performers, many of them French. The sets are well-designed, costumes appropriate... ho hum.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Outstanding Sidney Carton wpendleton-506-973239
Discuss A Tale of Two Cities (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?