A Tale of Two Cities

(Vitagraph Company of America, 1911)

Lucie Manette discovers that her father is not dead, as she had always believed. He has just been released from the Bastille, where for decades he was being held for offending the Marquis St. Evrémonde. A short time later, Lucie meets and falls in love with Charles Darnay. The two marry, with Lucie never knowing that Charles Darnay is, in fact, Charles Evrémonde — nephew of the marquis who sent her father to prison.


Starring Maurice Costello and Florence Turner
Directed by William Humphrey




Image quality:



720p HD


29 minutes


Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.



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