Start The Revolution Without Me (1970)
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Let’s go back to 1970 with the late great Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland in this French Revolution comedy.
Bud Yorkin directed this classic farce with Orson Welles narrating.
The movie is set in revolutionary France where two peasants are mistaken for the famous swordsmen, the Corsican Brothers. Actually, two sets of identical twins, played by Wilder and Sutherland are accidentally switched at birth.
One set, Phillipe and Pierre DeSisi are aristocratic and arrogant while the other set, Charles and Claude Coupé are poor peasants with the IQ of a mop.
Everything in the movie leads up to the eve of the French Revolution where both sets meet to their confusion.
The movie is a cross of section of parodies based on the historical, fictional stories about the French Revolution including Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Dumas’ The Corsican Brothers as well as The Man in the Iron Masktistical.
Source: Sal Amato