The Corsican Brothers is a black and white swashbuckler film made in 1941, directed by Gregory Ratoff and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in the dual lead role. The film is based on the 1884 novella of the same name by the French writer Alexandre Dumas, Pere. Lucien and Mario Franchi (Fairbanks Jr.) are conjoined twins who were separated at birth by Doctor Enrico Paoli (H.B. Warner) and raised in completely different circumstances, one in Corsica and the other in Paris. However, the two twins retain a strange connection - Lucien, who has become a bandit, feels everything that Mario, who has become a Parisian gentleman, feels. Reunited in Corsica after twenty years apart, both pursue revenge against Colonna (Akim Tamiroff), the man who killed their parents, and both fall in love with Countess Isabelle Gravini (Ruth Warrick). The score, composed by Dimitri Tiomkin, was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score.