The Corsican Brothers. 1941. USA. Directed by Gregory Ratoff. Screenplay by George Bruce, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. With Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ruth Warrick, Akim Tamiroff. DCP. 111 min.
As a part of a vendetta, the parents of the Franchi conjoined twins are killed. The twins, now surgically separated, vow to avenge their parents’ death. Fairbanks plays both brother, each with very distinct personalities. This exciting, swashbuckling drama proves that Fairbanks could indeed rival his father’s turns at heroes with swords.