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Stolen Life (1939)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 14 June 1939 (USA)
Mild sibling rivalry between identical twin sisters Sylvina and Martina, intensifies when one of the girls tricks the other's sweetheart into proposing to the wrong twin.

Director:

Paul Czinner

Writers:

George Barraud (additional dialogue), Karel J. Benes (novel) (as K.J. Benes) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Bergner ... Sylvina Lawrence / Martina Lawrence
Michael Redgrave ... Alan MacKenzie
Wilfrid Lawson ... Thomas E. Lawrence
Mabel Terry-Lewis ... Aunt Helen (as Mabel Terry Lewis)
Richard Ainley ... Morgan
Kenneth Milne-Buckley Kenneth Milne-Buckley ... Garrett (as Kenneth Buckley)
Daniel Mendaille ... Old Pauliac (as Danielle Mendaille)
Pierre Juvenet Pierre Juvenet ... Doctor
Stella Arbenina Stella Arbenina ... Nurse
Kaye Seeley Kaye Seeley ... Maturin
Ernest Ferny Ernest Ferny ... Police Supt. Demangeon
Cot D'Ordan Cot D'Ordan ... Clerk
Dorice Fordred Dorice Fordred ... Eileen (Sylvina's maid)
Annie Esmond Annie Esmond ... Cook
Clement McCallin Clement McCallin ... Karal Anderson
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Mild sibling rivalry between identical twin sisters Sylvina and Martina, intensifies when one of the girls tricks the other's sweetheart into proposing to the wrong twin.

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Elisabeth Bergner---magnificent as the woman who fares to steal her sister's life, her love! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida de uma Outra See more »

Filming Locations:

The Dolomites, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Remade as A Stolen Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballet Music
(uncredited)
from Escape Me Never (1935)
Music by William Walton
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An exquisite film
31 July 2003 | by Hill-2See all my reviews

First version of the famous story, the good twin and the bad twin...Elisabeth Bergner's most subtle, beautiful film performance. Superb finale, in the Acropolis in the moonlight. Far richer than the Bette Davis re-make. Please help find this and bring it to new audiences! Michael Redgrave outstanding as the leading man caught between the two.


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