A Tale of Two Cities (1980 film)
|A Tale of Two Cities|
|Based on||A Tale of Two Cities|
by Charles Dickens
|Written by||John Gay (screenplay)|
|Directed by||Jim Goddard|
|Theme music composer||Allyn Ferguson|
|Country of origin||United States|
William Hill (assistant producer)
|Running time||162 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hallmark Hall of Fame|
Marble Arch Productions
Norman Rosemont Productions
A Tale of Two Cities is a 1980 American made-for-television historical drama film directed by Jim Goddard and starring Chris Sarandon, who plays dual roles as two characters who are in love with the same woman. It is based on the Charles Dickens novel of the same name set in the French Revolution.
- Chris Sarandon - Charles Darnay / Sydney Carton
- Alice Krige - Lucie Manette
- Peter Cushing - Dr Alexandre Manette
- Kenneth More - Jarvis Lorry
- Barry Morse - Marquis St. Evrémonde
- Flora Robson - Miss Pross
- Billie Whitelaw - Madame Therese Defarge
- Nigel Hawthorne - CJ Stryver
- Norman Jones - Ernest Defarge
- George Innes - Jerry Cruncher
- David Suchet - John Barsad
Producer Norman Rosemont specialised in adaptations of classic novels. Most of the $5 million budget came from Hallmark Greeting Cards.
- Why Norman Rosemont Likes to Film the Classics: Norman Rosemont's TV Films By DAVID LEWIN. New York Times 23 Nov 1980: D35.
- "A Tale of Two Cities". Shout Factory. 1980. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- "A Tale of Two Cities - 1980 Movie Summary". Next Guide. Archived from the original on 2014-12-16. Retrieved 16 December 2014.