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The Corsican Brothers (1941)

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Douglas Fairbanks jr plays Siamese twins, separated by a good doctor [scalpel hemostat sutures quickly!!] after their parents are killed by Vendetta, personified by Akim Tamiroff in bolero ... See full summary »

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Lucien Franchi / Mario Franchi
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Colonna
J. Carrol Naish ...
Lorenzo
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Dr. Enrico Paoli
John Emery ...
Tomasso
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Count Victor Franchi
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Walter Kingsford ...
Monsieur Dupre
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Pedro de Cordoba ...
Veda Ann Borg ...
Maria
William Farnum ...
Priest
Sarah Padden ...
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Manart Kippen ...
Martelli
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Douglas Fairbanks jr plays Siamese twins, separated by a good doctor [scalpel hemostat sutures quickly!!] after their parents are killed by Vendetta, personified by Akim Tamiroff in bolero suits. One goes to Paris, one to the Corsican Mountains to become, respectively, a gentleman and a bandit. What will happen? "I have performed the miracle I have separated their bodies. But what of their souls?" Lucien [the bandit] feels everything Mario [the Parisian fop - I mean, gentleman] feels. 20 years pass...then another year...and they are reunited in Corsica. Banditry and vendetta and a beautiful Corsican countess ensue. Written by Chris in Oxford UK

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

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28 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Die korsischen Brüder  »

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A Dumas Story about Life and Love for Two
3 April 2013 | by (United States) – 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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