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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.
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 5 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 8 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 11 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 12 months ago by Ceil Garrett
Charles Dickens wrote more than Chrismal Carol. Dickens 101, 201, 301, doctorate, and if you don't watch out you will enjoy yourself.Published 12 months ago by halh
I love my movie collection 97% was bought from amazon I will continue to collect and I do from this sight and all movies were in excellent condition whether bought pre-owned or... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sunshine
Historical drama is definately my genre so I was drawn to this. All I can say was that it scarcely held my attention...and I'm not that particular. Read morePublished 18 months ago by DMG and co