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Twin Husbands (1933)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  30 November 1933 (USA)
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Chesterfield - John Miljan, Shirley Grey, Monroe Owsley, Hale Hamilton. Miljan plays a famous crook who awakens in a posh mansion...

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Enjoyable despite its many flaws
4 March 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

John Miljan stars in this film and his effortless performance manage to make a sub-par film worth seeing. The main problem with TWIN HUSBANDS is that the plot really makes no sense and is very contrived. In addition, the film is often quite talky...yet it still is worth a look.

The film begins with a guy waking up from a bump on the head. The people around him try in vain to convince him that five years have passed and that he's a rich guy. However, none of this makes sense to the character played by Miljan AND none of it makes any sense to the audience...none. After this plot is quickly abandoned, the film begins to get better.

It seems that a wife and her business partner are trying to use Miljan as a double for her estranged and missing husband. That's because they want him to sign for some securities and give them to the wife---$200,000 worth of securities! However, when convincing him he IS the missing man didn't work, they work out this business arrangement with Miljan--admitting they are trying to commit fraud but offer him $10,000 to help. What they don't know is that Miljan has other plans--and his own agenda. In the end, he's able to outsmart everyone as well as help himself. What exactly happens next, though tough to believe, also is fun to watch.

The bottom line is that Miljan was not a particularly famous actor and often played heavies. Here, in a change of pace, he proves he was much more capable an actor than you usually had a chance to see in other films. And, he's rather funny in this odd leading role.


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