A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

Director: Ralph Thomas
Screenplay: T.E.B. Clarke (from the novel by Charles Dickens)
Role: Sydney Carton

A fine rendering of the Dickens classic, with Dirk perfectly cast as the cynical Sydney Carton, who goes to the guillotine in unrequited love for Lucy Manette, to save her husband Charles Darnay. Dirk regretted that the film was shot in black and white, not colour.