|Her Sister from Paris|
|Directed by||Sidney Franklin|
|Produced by||Joseph M. Schenck|
|Written by||Hanns Kräly|
|Based on||The Twin Sister|
by Ludwig Fulda
|Starring|| Constance Talmadge |
George K. Arthur
|Edited by||Hal C. Kern|
Joseph M. Schenck Productions
|Distributed by||First National Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Her Sister from Paris is a 1925 American silent comedy film based upon the play, "The Twin Sister" by Ludwig Fulda. It was directed by Sidney Franklin and stars Constance Talmadge, Ronald Colman, and George K. Arthur.Unlike many silent films, it is still extant.
The film's sets were designed by the art director William Cameron Menzies while the costumes were by Adrian working on his first production.
In Vienna a famous novelist and his wife have an argument and she leaves to go and stay with her mother. At the railway station she meets her identical twin, a celebrated dancer in Paris, who agrees to play a trick on her husband to help rekindle their marriage. Before long both the novelist and his friend, an official at the British Embassy, have fallen in love with her.
A Tale of Two Cities is a 1935 film based upon Charles Dickens' 1859 historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris. The film stars Ronald Colman as Sydney Carton, Donald Woods and Elizabeth Allan. The supporting players include Reginald Owen, Basil Rathbone, Claude Gillingwater, Edna May Oliver and Blanche Yurka. It was directed by Jack Conway from a screenplay by W. P. Lipscomb and S. N. Behrman. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Film Editing. The story is set in France and England and spans several years before and during the French Revolution. It deals with the evils that precipitated the Revolution and with an innocent family and their friends caught up in the horrors of the Terror. Charles Darnay, a French aristocrat who has rejected his rank and moved to England, and Sidney Carton, a perpetually intoxicated English advocate, both fall in love at first sight of Lucie Manette. Lucie has brought her father to England to recover from years of unjust imprisonment in France. She marries Darnay and they befriend Carton. In the end, Carton saves Darnay's life by taking his place at the guillotine. The film is generally regarded as the best cinematic version of Dickens' novel and the best performance in Colman's career.
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