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The Boys from Syracuse (1940)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  9 August 1940 (USA)
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The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who,... See full summary »

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Irene Hervey ...
Adriana
Martha Raye ...
Joe Penner ...
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Angelo
Charles Butterworth ...
Rosemary Lane ...
Phyllis
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Angeen
Tom Dugan ...
Spencer Charters ...
Turnkey
Doris Lloyd ...
Woman
Larry J. Blake ...
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Eddie Acuff ...
Taxi Cab Driver
Matt McHugh ...
Bartender
David Oliver ...
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The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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9 August 1940 (USA)  »

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Grabbarna från Syrakusa  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The Broadway production of "The Boys from Syracuse" opened at the Alvin Theater on Noveembr 23, 1938 starring Eddie Albert and ran for 235 performances. See more »

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Version of The Comedy of Errors (1978) See more »

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This Can't Be Love
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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An entertaining and enjoyable musical.
30 May 1999 | by (Perth Australia) – See all my reviews

Great acting from leads and supporting cast. Comedy by Penner and Raye contributed to making this an enjoyable movie. The music by Rodgers and Hart was a delight and in particular the song "Falling in Love" sung by Alan Jones was a highlight of the movie for me.


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