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The Boys from Syracuse (1940)

73 min | Comedy, Musical

The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named ...See moreThe action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love. Written by Alessandro Martini See less
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George Abbott (play) | Charles Grayson (screenplay) | Paul Girard Smith (screenplay) (as Paul Gerard Smith) | Leonard Spigelgass (screenplay)
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Updated Jul 31, 1940

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Aug 9, 1940 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Allan Jones
Antipholus of Ephesus / Antipholus of Syracuse Antipholus of Ephesus / Antipholus of Syracuse   See fewer
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Irene Hervey
Adriana Adriana   See fewer
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Joe Penner
Dromio of Ephesus / Dromio of Syracuse Dromio of Ephesus / Dromio of Syracuse   See fewer
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Alan Mowbray
Angelo Angelo   See fewer
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Charles Butterworth
Duke of Ephesus Duke of Ephesus   See fewer
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Rosemary Lane
Phyllis Phyllis   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Octavius Octavius   See fewer
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Spencer Charters
Turnkey Turnkey   See fewer
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Larry J. Blake
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
Taxi Cab Driver Taxi Cab Driver   See fewer
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Matt McHugh
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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David Oliver
Messenger Messenger   See fewer
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June Wilkins
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Guard Guard   See fewer
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Eric Blore
Pinch Pinch   See fewer
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Joe Cunningham
Jury Foreman (uncredited) Jury Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Desmond
Citizen (uncredited) Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerald Pierce
Newsboy (uncredited) Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rebel Randall
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Malcolm Waite
Captain of Guards (uncredited) Captain of Guards (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 87 votes