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Robert Giddings

is attacked and their tax and rent collector, Gabelle, writes to England begging his help. Charles returns to France, is arrested and sentenced to death. His life is saved by Sydney Carton, a drunken and dissolute young lawyer, whom physically he resembles. Charles and Sydney are both in love with Lucie Manette, daughter of a French aristocrat long incarcerated in the Bastille. Carton smuggles Charles out of prison and

in British cinema of the 1950s
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Woman in a Dressing Gown
Melanie Williams

bedstead, a visual trope of her incarceration behind bars, is repeated in Woman in a Dressing Gown with Amy, suggesting a similarity between the two women’s situations despite their ostensible differences, one a real prisoner in the bare condemned cell, and the other a metaphorical prisoner in her own home. Examining Godard’s review further, it seems that his poor opinion of the film has more to do with

in British cinema of the 1950s