Thursday, August 04, 2011

Watched "A Tale of Two Cities" (1935) on TCM tonight.  I knew how it ended--I read the book.  So many great performances in this film--Ronald Colman as Sidney Carton defined the tragic romantic hero.  And I'd nearly forgotten Blanche Yurka's outstanding performance as Madame Dufarge.

Leonard Malkin gives it four out of four stars, and I have to agree.  To say they don't make them like they used to is cliched, but there is validity to it.

By the way, SF fans, Fritz Leiber is one of the actors in this classic.

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