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The Corsican Brothers (1941)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 28 November 1941 (USA)
After their parents are killed, co-joined twin boys are separated, with one raised as a gentleman in Paris and the other in the mountains becoming a bandit.

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Count Victor Franchi
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Countess Franchi
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Monsieur Dupre
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Count Gravini
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Maria
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Manart Kippen ...
Martelli
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After their parents are killed, co-joined twin boys are separated, with one raised as a gentleman in Paris and the other in the mountains becoming a bandit.

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FATE PLACED ONE SOUL IN THEIR TWO BODIES! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

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Adventure | Romance

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28 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Die korsischen Brüder  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In many scenes, there appear to be two of Fairbanks in the medium shot without trick photography. The director did it by having a stuntman wear a special Fairbanks mask, complete with mustache. See more »

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Version of The Corsican Brothers (1920) See more »

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A Dumas Story about Life and Love for Two
3 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Two babies are born connected together in this film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' story. But in order for them to live a fulfilling and healthy life, their father asks the attending doctor to separate them. They survive the operation and are taken away from the family estate, during a revolt in which the babies' parents are killed. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. plays the twins and gives good, fleshed out performances as both brothers, as he tries to avenge his parents' death. Ruth Warrick, from All My Children and Citizen Kane, is very lovely as the love interest, who coincidentally is the object of desire of the bad guy, Akim Tamiroff, who killed Doug's parents. Despite Doug carrying the film and pulling off credible performances, it's really Akim as the villain who steals the spotlight from him, as he gives a very compelling and three-dimensional performance, making the character seem even more real to the viewer than anyone else. With the imagination and creativity of Alexandre Dumas, this is one film to discover today.


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