Start The Revolution Without Me

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1970’s “Start The Revolution Without Me” is proof of that.

The movie stars Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland very early in their careers. The two play two sets of identical twins that get accidentally switched at birth. One of the pair, Phillipe and Pierre DeSisi, are aristocratic and haughty, while the other, Charles and Claude Coupé, are poor and dim-witted peasants. On the night of the French Revolution, they will never be the same.

You can see how so many of Wilder’s manic outbursts (he’d often use in future movies) got their start and development here in this movie.


Directed by Bud Yorkin, this hilarious look back at the start of the French revolution in a mixture of parodies including Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (1859), as well as Alexandre Dumas’ The Corsican Brothers (1844) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1847).

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