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A Tale of Two Cities (1953)



A Tale of Two Cities

(episodes of The Plymouth Playhouse )

(1953)

Anthology / Drama

30 minutes

Directed by Dik Darley

Original music by Dmitri Tiomkin

Hosted by Whit Bissell

A Tale of Two Cities was shown in two parts on ABC’s The Plymouth Playhouse in 1953.

These episodes, a two-part adaptation of Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, were aired on May 3rd and May 10th, 1953.


A Tale of Two Cities – Part 1

(The London Story)

Cast:

Wendell Corey as Sydney Carton
Wanda Hendrix as Lucie Manette
Murray Matheson as Dr. Alexander Manette
Carleton Young as Charles Darnay
Esther Dale as Pross
Paul Cavanagh as Mr. Stryver
Jerry LaZarre as Baraud
Norman Budd as Jerry Cruncher
Ted Stanhope as The Judge
Colin Kenny as The Bailiff
Larry Williams as The Barrister

This episode in the first city is set in London around 1780 as England is recovering from the war with the New Colonies.


A Tale of Two Cities – Part 2

(The Paris Story)

Cast:

Wendell Corey as Sydney Carton
Wanda Hendrix as Lucie Manette
Judith Evelyn as Therese Defarge
Murray Matheson as Dr. Alexander Manette
Carleton Young as Charles Darnay
Esther Dale as Pross
Lucille Pierlot as The Seamstress
Bob Foulk as Ernest Defarge
Jerry LaZarre as Baraud
Norman Budd as Jerry Cruncher
Constance Cavendish as Regiene
Ivan Triesault as The President

This episode in the second city is set in Paris and concerns the French Revolution, Paris’ recovery from the fall of the Bastille, and the advent of beheadings.





Directors:
Actors: Wendell Corey, Wanda Hendrix
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