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Help me identify a movie - SOLVED

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This is a competition of sorts, because I'll give a $20 Amazon gift certificate to the first person that helps me out.

I'm trying to track down the name of a movie I saw as a kid I suspect that it's a 50s or 60s movie, or maybe a TV movie. Here's what I remember:

  • It's about MALE twins that perform in a circus as acrobats.
  • One of the twins is a good guy, one not so much
  • One of the twins commits a murder, but the jury is deadlocked because they can't tell the twins apart and can't lock away an innocent man, even though they suspect the bad twin did it.
  • Subsequently, the “bad twin” dies in an acrobatic fall
  • The twist at the end is that it's revealed that it was the good twin committed the murder.
  • At one point, the twins both date a woman who can't tell them apart
  • I believe the twins were called George and Jules, and I maybe they had french accents?
  • I THINK it's black & white, but I may just be remembering watching it on a B&W TV.

So, you'd think with all that, Google or IMDB would be able to nail it, but - nothing. I've thought about this movie on and off for 30 years, so anyone that can help me find out what the hell it is, I'd be very grateful, to the tune of $20.

And why am I asking this now? Because this story about Bucky Covington reminded me of it.

UPDATE: well, thanks to Uncle Rico for suggesting “Chained for Life”, but no, it isn't that one, even though it sounds similar. The twins in my movie are men.

2ND UPDATE: You guys rock. Here's the answer, thanks to Terry.

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5 Comments

Chained For Life

said Uncle Rico on April 10, 2006 2:07 PM.

I think that what you are discribing might have been a Perry Mason or Ironsides episode

said Thunder Bucket on April 10, 2006 2:22 PM.

I think it's called Dual Alibi, it was made in 1946, starring Herbert Lom.

said Robin on April 10, 2006 2:49 PM.

Hey Robin, you are correct. Unfortunately I got a personal email a short while before your comment with the same answer from reader Terry, so you only get the 2nd prize of being acknowledged the Deputy Chief of British B-Movies.

said Scaramouch on April 10, 2006 3:45 PM.

OK, let me guess here... the good twin was also responsibe for the evil twin's death, huh?

Also, the picture at the top of this post is NOT from a 1946 movie, is it?

said Miss Cellania on April 10, 2006 7:50 PM.
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