“A Tale of Two Cities” quotes

(1935)
Movie A Tale of Two Cities
Title A Tale of Two Cities
Year 1935
Directors Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard
Genre Drama, History, Romance
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Plot – An emigrated French guy meets in London the daughter of a prisoner of the Bastille and the two fall in love. After the 1789 revolution, he returns to France and there he's sentenced to death. A London lawyer goes to France and replaces himself with the condemned to redeem himself from his life as a spendthrift and an alcoholic.
All actors – Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Basil Rathbone, Blanche Yurka, Henry B. Walthall, Donald Woods, Walter Catlett, Fritz Leiber, H.B. Warner, Mitchell Lewis
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  • “- Madame Therese De Farge: Do you know who I am?
    - Miss Pross: You might - from your appearance - be the wife of Lucifer.”

    Blanche Yurka - Madame Therese De Farge
    Edna May Oliver - Miss Pross
  • “You're so brave. When we go to the guillotine, will you let me hold your hand? That might give me courage.”

    Isabel Jewell - Seamstress
  • “- Madame Therese De Farge: In the name of the Republic...
    - Miss Pross: In the name of no one, you evil woman. You've killed many innocent people. No doubt you'll kill many more; but my ladybird you shall never touch.”

    Blanche Yurka - Madame Therese De Farge
    Edna May Oliver - Miss Pross
    [Tag:evil, killing]
  • “- Sydney Carton: Keep your eyes on me. Mind nothing else.
    - Seamstress: I can bear it so long as I'm near you.”

    Ronald Colman - Sydney Carton
    Isabel Jewell - Seamstress
  • Forgive me if I notice that you are affected. I shouldn't respect your sorrow more if you were my own father. From that misfortune, however, you are free. Indeed, that is one thing to be grateful for, I suppose.”
    Ronald Colman - Sydney Carton
  • “- Sydney Carton: My poor child. It isn't understanding we need now. It's courage.
    - Seamstress: You're going to die in his place.”

    Ronald Colman - Sydney Carton
    Isabel Jewell - Seamstress
  • “We men of business must think of the house we serve more than ourselves.”
    Claude Gillingwater - Jarvis Lorry Jr.
    [Tag:business, loyalty]
  • “Will you hold me in your mind as being ardent and sincere in this one thing? Think now and then that there is a man who would give his life to keep a life you love beside you?”

    Ronald Colman - Sydney Carton
  • “It's extraordinary to me that you people cannot take care of yourselves and your children.”

    Basil Rathbone - Marquis St. Evrémonde
  • “- Seamstress: You're not afraid. The others are only pretending, but you... it's almost as if you welcomed it.
    - Sydney Carton: Perhaps I do. Perhaps in death, I receive something I never had in life - I hold a sanctuary in the hearts of those I care for.”

    Isabel Jewell - Seamstress
    Ronald Colman - Sydney Carton
    [Tag:comfort, death, fear]
  • “It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done. It's a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known.”
    Ronald Colman - Sydney Carton
    [Tag:comparison]
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