The Plymouth Playhouse: Season 1, Episode 4

A Tale of Two Cities: Part 1 (3 May 1953)
"ABC Album" A Tale of Two Cities: Part 1 (original title)

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Episode cast overview:
Murray Matheson ...
Esther Dale ...
Jerry La Zarre ...
Norman Budd ...
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The Bailiff
Ted Stanhope ...
The Judge
Lawrence A. Williams ...
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The London Story - 1780
10 August 2006 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

The Plymouth Playhouse that aired on ABC (May 3, 1953)was Part 1 of "The Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. This episode 4 of "ABC Album" was the London story - 1780. It was a 30 minute dramatization made for early TV. For its time, it was o.k., but the second part that was aired the following week was much better.

Wendell Corey played the role of Sydney Carton. Wanda Hendrix, who had been married to Audie Murphy (the WW II hero)in 1949, played the role of Lucie Manette. Her father, Dr. Manette, was played by Murray Matheson. It was the role of Pross, played by Esther Dale, that I liked the best. I remember her role in "The Awful Truth" (1937) as Ralph Bellamy's prude mother from Oklahoma. Carleton Young played the role as Charles Darnay.

I was lucky to have this presentation on DVD. It came in a 50 Movie Pack box set entitled : Historic Classics. Vintage Plymouth car commercials are also included.

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