A Tale of Two Cities (1917 film)

A Tale of Two Cities is a 1917 American silent historical drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, and Charles Clary. The film is based on Charles Dickens' novel of the same name, which has been filmed a number of times.[1]

A Tale of Two Cities
Directed byFrank Lloyd
Written byFrank Lloyd
Based onA Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
StarringWilliam Farnum
Jewel Carmen
Charles Clary
Herschel Mayall
CinematographyWilliam C. Foster
George Schneiderman
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 11, 1917 (1917-03-11)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


During the French Revolution a British lawyer courageously takes the place of a French aristocrat sentenced to be guillotined.



  1. Goble p.974


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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