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The Corsican Brothers (1941)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 28 November 1941 (USA)
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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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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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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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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Due to his service in the US Naval Reserve after the United States' entry into World War II, this was Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s last film until Sinbad, the Sailor (1947) six years later. See more »

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Version of Les frères corses (1917) See more »

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Ordinary for a Swashbuckler
28 June 2015 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The Corsican Brothers" is a 1941 black and white adventure films from the Alexander Dumas novel (1844) of the same name. It was the 8th adaptation of the book to film, and would continue to be adapted including "Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers" (1984) and "Start the Revolution without Me" (1970). This is probably the best of the serious adaptations, but that's not saying much. The acting, photography, and music are all very ordinary, with nothing noteworthy to remark on. The special effects (using Fairbanks as his own brother) are relatively poor, even given the date of the film.

If you like films about France in the pre-industrial age, my favorites are Marat/Sade (1967), Napoleon (1927), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) and The Three Musketeers (1921, 1935).


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