Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 29, 1958

A Tale of Two Cities (Rank), Dickens' melodramatic thriller about the best of times and the worst of times, has been bouncing on and off the screen like a handball ever since 1911, when James Morrison and Norma Talmadge nickered through three reels of heroism and anguish. The best of times arrived in 1935, when the late Ronald Colman came through with a portrayal of the novel's hero that had dash and dignity as well as the usual desuetude. In this latest attempt, British Actor Dirk Bogarde* gives it a game go, but he...

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