The Corsican Brothers is the 1941 action film based on the story by Alexandre Dumas. Two twin boys are born to the Franchi family just as the Colonnas attack. The boys are conjoined, but are smuggled out and separated safely. They are raised apart, Mario goes to an upper class couple and Lucien is raised as a bandit. However, both of them have psychic powers in that they feel what the other twin feels. They are reunited as adults and vow to defeat Colonna. Problems appear when it turns out that they both love the same woman. Can they put aside their jealousy in order to defeat Colonna?
This is a decent adaptation that actually examines the story a little bit. Mainly that it’s not fun to feel what your twin is feeling, especially if it interferes with your own life. It ends up driving a wedge between Lucien and Mario. The ending seems more bittersweet than happy as Lucien had to die in order to let Mario and Isabelle live in peace. The fight scenes are energetic and have a light touch to them. Honolulu film fans should rent this film first.
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