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      The Corsican Brothers

      Released Nov 28, 1941 1h 52m Adventure List
      Reviews 54% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Cultured Mario (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and outlaw Lucien (also Fairbanks Jr.), twins separated at birth, join forces to avenge their parents' death at the hands of evil Colonna (Akim Tamiroff). Because each feels all the same sensations experienced by the other, swordplay is difficult for them. Worse yet, raised very differently, they struggle to find common ground between their conflicting personalities. But to defeat their enemy, the two will have to overcome the obstacles and work as a team. Read More Read Less

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      Sean Axmaker Seanax.com Fairbanks' athletic energy and flamboyant performance enlivens the film and excellent photographic effects create a seamless look to the scenes where the brothers interact... May 19, 2012 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Good on the action part and bad on the dialogue part. Rated: B- Feb 7, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      john g DF Jr. does a surprisingly good job as both brothers in conflict with each other, super charming when needed, not over-swash-buckling. Ruth is splendid, and Akim as the villain is excellent. Naish is always very good. don't know how close the movie is to the book, but the script and plot and the principal actors are highly watchable, and move along well. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member another good swashbucker epic Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review ashley h Douglas Fairbanks Jr. played well in both roles as the twin brothers. Ruth Warrick was gorgeous as Countess Gravini. Akim Tamiroff was perfect as Baron Colonna and John Emery as his cousin,Tomasso. J. Carrol Naish was wonderful as always as the caretaker of Brother Lucien, the almost bad brother. The old time actor H.B. Warner was excellent as the doctor who separates the twins at birth, and takes care of them as adults. The action was good and comical at times. The ending sword play was fine and ended in a good conclusion. I highly recommend this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Cultured Mario (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and outlaw Lucien (also Fairbanks Jr.), twins separated at birth, join forces to avenge their parents' death at the hands of evil Colonna (Akim Tamiroff). Because each feels all the same sensations experienced by the other, swordplay is difficult for them. Worse yet, raised very differently, they struggle to find common ground between their conflicting personalities. But to defeat their enemy, the two will have to overcome the obstacles and work as a team.
      Director
      Gregory Ratoff
      Screenwriter
      George Bruce
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      Edward Small Productions
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 28, 1941, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 3, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 52m