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Bandits of Corsica (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 27 February 1953 (USA)
Siamese twins separated at birth retain a psychic link; each feels the other's pain and happiness.

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Mario / Carlos
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Christina
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Jonatto
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Zelda
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Paoli
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Riggio
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Lorenzo
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Diegas
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Dianza
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Angelo
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Arturo
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Ricardo
Virginia Brissac ...
Maria
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Grisha (as Francis J. McDonald)
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Siamese twins separated at birth retain a psychic link; each feels the other's pain and happiness.

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I'll take the island by storm . . . and the woman with it!

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A Volta do Fantasma da Córsega  »

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Jonatto: He's not dead. He's only fainted. We're wasting time trying to get anything out of him. We'll hang him in the morning.
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Version of The Corsican Brothers (1898) See more »

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Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun
14 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you liked "The Princess Bride," you'll probably enjoy this movie.

This is a must see for Richard Greene (Robin Hood) fans. He gets to play twin brothers Mario and Carlos. He is fine and dashing in both roles. Mario is his standard square jawed hero, but Carlos is a more flawed and complex character. He even gets to disguise himself as he often did in his Robin Hood television series, and play a third role as a gypsy fortune teller.

The story reminds one more of Zorro than Robin Hood in style. The settings and combination of swords and pistols for fighting also gives it that Zorro feel.

Raymond Burr is delightful as the villainous Baron. He is given nice support by Lee Van Cleef as his henchman. It is nice to see them both this youthful before they became stars in the 1960's.

Paula Raymond and Dona Drake are the beautiful female companions of Richard Greene's brothers. This was the beginning of Paula Raymond's career before she became a staple of dozens of 1950's and 1960's adventure television shows. It is towards the end of songstress Dona Drake's movie career. Both are fine in rather small supporting roles.

The movie moves quickly with lots of action scenes. It is just very well done and professional, albeit standard Hollywood entertainment in the 1950's.


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