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Mary Stuart Masterson
An account of the adventures of two sets of identical twins, badly scrambled at birth, on the eve of the French Revolution. One set is haughty and aristocratic, the other poor and somewhat dim. They find themselves involved in palace intrigues as history happens around them. Based, very loosely, on Dickens's _A Tale of Two Cities_, Dumas's _The Corsican Brothers_, etc.Written by
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Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »
When the Duchess and Peasant woman give birth, the children are placed in a mismatch fashion. The Doctor places the twins together correctly when he attempts to mismatch them. See more »
Helene de Sisis:
[seeing Claude, whom she thinks is Philippe, dressed as a monk]
What are you doing in a monk's habit? I didn't know about 'the monk and the choirboy!' I thought you wanted to do 'the woodchopper and the shepherd!' HOW MANY COSTUMES DO YOU THINK I CAN PACK?
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This film takes slapstick and douses it with farce at absurd proportions. It delivers laugh after laugh with no thought as to its higher purpose. Its Brechtian nature turns the fourth wall into a comedian's stage and pokes fun not only of the story, but of the conventions used to tell it. Fabulous performances by Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland are even more exciting when we think of the nuances they bring to each of their characters. Hugh Griffith turns in a charming performance as a King who is nothing more than a chicken with a crown.
This is a must see for anyone excited by classic slapstick-style comedy.
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