LES FRÈRES CORSE, 1844 - (The Corsican Brothers) -- A short work
(an "outline work") by Alexander Dumas père (1802-1870),
in which Siamese twins, separated at birth, maintain a psychic knowledge
of each other's dire fates.
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The Corsican Brothers (United
Artists, 1941) - Douglas Fairbanks Jr. plays Siamese twins,
separated by a good doctor 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 a vendetta
(involving, or course, a Corsican countess) ensue. Story by Alexandre
Dumas. 112 minutes.
the Revolution Without Me (1970) - Madcap comedy involving two
sets of mismatched twins who meet just before French Revolution. Stars
Gene Wilder as "Claude/Philippe" and Donald Sutherland as
"Charles/Pierre". Somewhat ignored in 1970, now has a deserved
"underground" popularity. This movie has amazing location
shots filmed in France (they kind you won't see anymore). Worth seeing
for the locations alone.
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
- If you like that kind of thing....