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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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Baron Colonna
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Lorenzo
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Dr. Enrico Paoli
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Tomasso
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Count Victor Franchi
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Monsieur Dupre
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Madame Dupre
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Maria
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Priest
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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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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 Bandits of Corsica (1953) See more »

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Great Movie
1 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie as a youngster and many times again as an adult. It was Great. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. played well in both roles as the twin brothers. Ruth Warrick was absolutely gorgeous as Countess Gravini. Akim Tamiroff was perfect as Baron Colonna and John Emery as his Cousin,Tomasso. J. Carrol Naish was wonderful as always as the caretaker of Brother Lucien, the almost bad brother. The old time actor H.B. Warner was excellent as the doctor who separates the twins at birth, and takes care of them as adults. The action was good and comical at times. The ending sword play was just fine and ended in a good conclusion. I highly recommend this movie.


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