MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,539 this week

The Corsican Brothers (1941)

Approved  |   |  Adventure  |  28 November 1941 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 387 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 8 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 546 titles
created 21 Jun 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 13 Dec 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
a list of 183 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Corsican Brothers (1941)

The Corsican Brothers (1941) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Corsican Brothers.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, Warren William
Adventure | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A vendetta between two Corsican families is the background to Alexandre Dumas 's story of the strange bond between Siamese twin brothers, who are separated at birth.

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Roy Dotrice
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern
Kid Galahad (1937)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.

Director: Wallace Worsley
Stars: Lon Chaney, Leatrice Joy, John Bowers
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A night of terror in a sleazy nightspot, when an over-the-hill football star holds a thrill-seeking couple captive.

Director: Harry Horner
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Carol Ohmart, Arthur Franz
Certificate: Passed Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Walter Abel, Paul Lukas, Margot Grahame
The Corsican Brothers (TV Movie 1985)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the 18th century were born two siamese brothers on Corsica who paradoxically carry different feelings of hate and reconciliation in their blood.

Director: Ian Sharp
Stars: Trevor Eve, Geraldine Chaplin, Olivia Hussey
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A band of Frenchmen start an uprising against the aristocracy in the days before the French Revolution.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Willard Parker, Anita Louise, Janis Carter
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Major Robert Rogers and his Rangers hunt a French and Indian War spy.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Colonna
J. Carrol Naish ...
Lorenzo
...
Dr. Enrico Paoli
John Emery ...
Tomasso
...
Count Victor Franchi
...
Walter Kingsford ...
Monsieur Dupre
Nana Bryant ...
Madame Dupre
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Veda Ann Borg ...
Maria
William Farnum ...
Priest
Sarah Padden ...
Nurse
Manart Kippen ...
Martelli
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

ALEXANDER DUMAS' IMMORTAL CLASSIC (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 November 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die korsischen Brüder  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Version of Os irmãos Corsos (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Corsican Brothers (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?