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The Boys from Syracuse (1940)

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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Joe Penner ...
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Angelo
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Phyllis
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Angeen
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Turnkey
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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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Comedy | Musical

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9 August 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grabbarna från Syrakusa  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut (uncredited) of Rebel Randall. See more »

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Version of Komediya oshibok (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

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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