Alas, an aristocrat and a barrister on the same plateau. This is the story of a revolution, a revolution that occurred in France known as the Reign of Terror. The barrister, the town alcoholic and man of disrepute, is in love with a beautiful woman, who marries the aristocrat and bears a beautiful baby girl. The baby girl is infatuated with the barrister, and he her because of her mother. The ultimate sacrifice occurs and a man's soul goes forward.
This was David O. Selznick's last film for MGM. He was able to fund his own studio afterwards largely on the strength of this film's box office receipts. See more »
When Carton walks Lucie & Miss Pross home after midnight Christmas mass, there is "snow" covering Lucie's hat. When she turns in the doorway, her hat has none on it. See more »
[Madame DeFarge has come looking for Lucie and the child. Miss Pross bars her way out]
Oh no you don't!
Let me pass.
Never! I know what you want. I know what you're after. And thank heaven I'm put here to stop you - for stop you I will!
In the name of the Republic...
In the name of no one, you evil woman. You've killed many innocent people. No doubt you'll kill many more; but my ladybird you shall never touch.
No? Do you know who I am?
You might - from your appearance - be the wife of Lucifer; yet you...
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I remember watching this film as a child and I still watch it every time its on TV. In my opinion it has all the elements required to make a film unforgettable. Ronald Colman is and will always be my most favourite actor and this my most favourite film of all time.
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