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HISTORY

A play based on the novel, which opened in New York in 1852, also served as a source for the film. The working title of the film was The Honor of the Family . The film was shot at the Astra Studios, also called the L. J. Gasnier Studios, in Glendale and at Santa Catalina Island, CA. A private showing of the film was given in Hollywood in Nov 1919. Among the many other film versions of Dumas's story are: the 1917 French film Les Frères Corses , directed by André Antoine; the 1941 United Artists release The Corsican Brothers , starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and directed by Gregory Ratoff; the 1953 United Artists release Bandits of Corsica , starring Richard Greene and directed by Ray Nazarro; the 1970 Warner Bros. release Start the Revolution Without Me , starring Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland and directed by Bud Yorkin (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70 ; F6.4687); and the 1984 Orion release Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers , starring Cheech and Chong and directed by Tommy ... More Less

A play based on the novel, which opened in New York in 1852, also served as a source for the film. The working title of the film was The Honor of the Family . The film was shot at the Astra Studios, also called the L. J. Gasnier Studios, in Glendale and at Santa Catalina Island, CA. A private showing of the film was given in Hollywood in Nov 1919. Among the many other film versions of Dumas's story are: the 1917 French film Les Frères Corses , directed by André Antoine; the 1941 United Artists release The Corsican Brothers , starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and directed by Gregory Ratoff; the 1953 United Artists release Bandits of Corsica , starring Richard Greene and directed by Ray Nazarro; the 1970 Warner Bros. release Start the Revolution Without Me , starring Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland and directed by Bud Yorkin (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70 ; F6.4687); and the 1984 Orion release Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers , starring Cheech and Chong and directed by Tommy Chong. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Jan 20
p. 521.
MPN
3 Jan 20
p. 486.
MPW
3 Jan 20
p. 149.
Wid's
6 Jun 1920.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Honor of the Family
Release Date:
22 February 1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although separated at birth, Siamese twins Fabien and Louis Dei Franchi remain united emotionally. One day, Parisian Emilie de Lesparre arrives in their Corsican village with her father, and both brothers fall in love with her. Louis goes to Paris to study law and sees Emilie often, but Emilie loves Fabien who has remained in Corsica with their mother. While attending a dinner given by another admirer of Emilie's, M. Chateau Renaud, Louis is drawn into a duel with Renaud and killed. Back home, Fabien senses what has happened and journeys to Paris to avenge his brother's death. After he kills Renaud in a duel, Emilie finally confesses her love to ... +


Although separated at birth, Siamese twins Fabien and Louis Dei Franchi remain united emotionally. One day, Parisian Emilie de Lesparre arrives in their Corsican village with her father, and both brothers fall in love with her. Louis goes to Paris to study law and sees Emilie often, but Emilie loves Fabien who has remained in Corsica with their mother. While attending a dinner given by another admirer of Emilie's, M. Chateau Renaud, Louis is drawn into a duel with Renaud and killed. Back home, Fabien senses what has happened and journeys to Paris to avenge his brother's death. After he kills Renaud in a duel, Emilie finally confesses her love to Fabien. +

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