Siamese twins are a singing act, apparently in vaudeville. Their manager, to drum up business bribes a man who has a shooting act to become romantically involved with her. The bribe works and business increases dramatically. The man proposes marriage and the proposal is accepted. He walks out on her on their wedding night to remain with his assistant with whom he has a relationship. The sister of the rejected bride shoots him during his act. The movie starts with the judge, who is hearing the case without a jury, advises us, the audience, that this is a difficult case. The movie poses the question of whether he can punish the one who is the shooter without punishing the other sister. Written by
Siamese Twins Playthings of Desire!
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Did You Know?
Much of the plot was derived from real events in the lives of Siamese twins Daisy Hilton
and Violet Hilton
: the sham-marriage for publicity; the difficulty getting a marriage license due to morals concerns; the vaudeville singing career. See more
we've always said we were like other people yet different; from the moment we started to crawl and the leg of the table got between us and we couldn't pass.
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