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A Tale of Two Cities: Part 1 

During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Director:

Dick Darley (as Dik Darley)

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), John Vlahos (adaptation)
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Episode cast overview:
Wendell Corey ... Sydney Carton
Wanda Hendrix ... Lucie Manette
Murray Matheson ... Dr. Alexander Manette
Carleton G. Young ... Charles Darnay
Esther Dale ... Pross
Paul Cavanagh ... Mr. Stryver
Jerry La Zarre Jerry La Zarre ... Barsad
Norman Budd ... Jerry Cruncher
Ted Stanhope ... The Judge
Colin Kenny ... The Bailiff
Lawrence A. Williams Lawrence A. Williams ... The Foreman (as Larry Williams)
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During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1953 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

John Rust Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The London Story - 1780
10 August 2006 | by chasmilt777See 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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