Omnibus (1952–1961)

A Tale of Two Cities 

The program has five segments: (1) "A Tale of Two Cities" (reading of an excerpt, 'The Fancy Ball', from Charles Dickens' novel), (2) "Gaite Parisienne" (ballet to music by Offenbach), (3) ... See full summary »

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Tad Mosel (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Alistair Cooke ... Himself - Host
Margaret Hamilton ... Aunt Wilma (segment "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma")
Roman L. Jasinski Roman L. Jasinski ... (segment "Gaite Parisienne") (as Roman Jasinsky)
Nina Novak Nina Novak ... (segment "Gaite Parisienne")
Joseph Schildkraut ... Charles Dickens (segment "A Tale of Two Cities")
Louis Scholle Louis Scholle ... (segment "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma") (as Lewis Scholle)
Loring Smith Loring Smith ... (segment "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma")
James Thurber ... Narrator (segment "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma")
Emlyn Williams ... Himself - Reader (segment "A Tale of Two Cities")
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Storyline

The program has five segments: (1) "A Tale of Two Cities" (reading of an excerpt, 'The Fancy Ball', from Charles Dickens' novel), (2) "Gaite Parisienne" (ballet to music by Offenbach), (3) "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma" (James Thurber story), (4) "Bombardier Training" (tracing the development of aerial bombing), and (5) "Modern Art and Sculpture" (looking at key examples of modern sculptures).

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Genres:

Drama | History | Music

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1953 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ford Foundation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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