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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Two offscreen beheadings on the guillotine. No blood or severed heads are shown.
  • Two women fight in front of a fireplace. One pulls out a gun, but is killed when the other woman forces the first one to accidentally shoot herself by turning the gun away.
  • Two men are stabbed to death, one onscreen.
  • A child is accidentally run over and killed by a carriage. The rider inside shows absolutely no remorse or concern.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • No drugs.
  • Sydney Carton is sometimes drunk. He is supposedly an alcoholic.
  • One man is chloroformed during a rescue.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The storming of the Bastille is intense, but not frightening.
  • Dr. Manette sometimes acts as if he were completely disoriented.
  • Madame Defarge's testimony at a trial is very intensely acted.
  • There is a feeling of dread throughout most of the last thirty minutes of the film.

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