A Tale of Two Cities

Synopsis: An elaborate adaptation of Dickens' classic tale of the French Revolution. Dissipated lawyer Sydney Carton defends emigre Charles Darnay from charges of spying against England. He becomes enamored of Darnay's fiancée, Lucie Manette, and agrees to help her save Darnay from the guillotine when he is captured by Revolutionaries in Paris.
Production: Warner Home Video
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128 min

You took a fine manner of doing it.

You in brown, why couldn't you tell her

without frightening her to death?

See what you've done to her.

You call that being a banker?

- I tried to break it as gently as I could.

- Gently?

I'd like to see you break things roughly.

Oh, my pretty. My sweet.

Pross is with you now.

No one can harm you.

My darling.

- I assure you, madam, I had no intention...

- I am not "madam. "

I'm Miss Lucie's companion,

and I'm Miss Pross.

But, madam, I assure you that...

- I'm all right.

- Of course you're all right.

It was a shock.

The man has no sense blurting out

whatever he was blurting out...

...as if he were calling coals.

Please, Miss Pross.

Where is my father?

He has been imprisoned

at the Bastille 18 years.

Eighteen years.

Gracious creator of day.

To be buried alive for 18 years.

But I entreat you, sir, where is he now?

An old servant of his, De Farge,

is taking care of him.

- But where? Where?

- In his wine shop in Paris.

You must take me to him at once.

Well, why do you stand there

like a nincompoop?

You hear, don't you?

She wants to be taken to her father.

Isn't it natural she should

want to see her father?

Well, I will, but...

A toast to the king's health.

- There's mud in it.

- There's food in it.

Drink, little one.

Never mind the taste.

How can men bear such poverty?

Bear it? Look, they live within

the very shadow of the Bastille.

They have to bear it.

Don't do that, Jacques.

Well, there'll be blood flowing

in these streets before long, De Farge.

Yes, but keep that thought

in your heart, Jacques.

Don't waste it on the walls.

You're right, Jacques.

Jacques, where do you want this wood?

In the loft?

Jacques, 116 from Bordeaux.

Welcome, Jacques. Come inside.

A hundred and sixteen from Bordeaux,

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