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A Masterpiece Theatre Presentation
James Wilby, Xavier Deluc, Serena Gordon, John Mills and Anna Massey star in this gripping adaptation of Charles Dickens' immortal story of love and honor set against the fiery backdrop of the French Revolution.
Living in exile in England, beautiful young Lucie Manette is pursued by two suitors: fellow French exile Charles Darnay and dissolute Englishman Sydney Carton. Even though Sydney openly declares that he would make the ultimate sacrifice for her, Lucie chooses Charles, unaware of his secret past and noble heritage. As the French Revolution explodes, Charles heads for Paris to help a former servant in trouble and discovers that the Reign of Terror is far worse than he realized. Anarchy is rife. Justice is no more and Charles is captured by a crowd thirsty for the blood of aristocrats. The guillotine beckons - as does the long-ago promise that Sydney made to his beloved Lucie.
Like most current productions, this is gorgeous; hence dull. More like a TV show than one of the most unforgettable & thrilling stories ever. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom Fulery
On the basis of the previous reviews, I purchased this item for my son and I to watch, as he's currently reading the book in high school. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Herbert M. Metzler
This soft ware worked unlike the game i bought and hated because it didnot work and our vender was as good at the trash he-she sellsPublished 12 months ago by eto
The part of Carton is well played. It is tempting for the director to use one actor for the "look alikes", Carton and Darnay; I appreciate the use of two different actors. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Edward Field
I am/was amazed that Charles Dickens could so accurately portray an alcoholic at a time when the word didn't even exist. The movie inspired me to read the book......... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ceil Garrett