The Devil's Brother (1933) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Devil's Brother (1933)





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Based on an 1830 opera entitled "Fra Diavolo" by Daniel F. Auber, the parts of two bit bandits were built up for Laurel and Hardy, but this was still just a minor effort--a few good laughs but nothing spectacular that wasn't done better elsewhere. Released later as Bogus Bandits and The Virtuous Tramps, changing the title didn't improve the product. A classic impersonation film, it has the comic duo servants to a bandit who is impersonating a Marquis to get his hands on the jewels worn by the upper crust. Standard dual identity film is similar to The Scarlet Pimpernel. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

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Stan Laurel
as Stanlio
Dennis King
as Fradiavolo / Marquis de San Marco
Thelma Todd
as Lady Pamela
James Finlayson
as Lord Rocberg
Matt McHugh
as Francesco
Lane Chandler
as Lieutenant
James C. Morton
as First Woodchopper
Wilfred Lucas
as Alessandro
Carl Harbaugh
as Second Woodchopper
George Miller (II)
as Village Minister
Arthur Stone
as Brigand
John Qualen
as Man Who Owned the Bull
Edith Fellows
as Village Child
Jacqueline Taylor
as Village Child
Rolfe Sedan
as Tavern Patron
Kay Deslys
as Tavern Patron
Leo White
as Tavern Patron
Lillian Moore
as Tavern Patron
Walter Shumway
as Tavern Patron
Louise Carver
as Tavern Patron
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It is funny enough, and simple enough, to amuse you; more important, it is in the tradition of old-time movie comedy, of the stuff we used to get from Chaplin and Fairbanks.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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