Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
We're looking for reporters for the BFI London Film Festival
50 Movie Sibling Rivalries
The brothers and sisters who just can’t seem to get along

submit to reddit

... 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 ...
Back 43 of 53 Next

A Stolen Life (1946) / Dead Ringer (1964)

Dead Ringer (1964)

The siblings: Twins Kate and Patricia Bosworth (both Bette Davis) / Margaret DeLorca and Edith Phillips (ditto)

What puts them at odds? In A Stolen Life, Kate replaces her sister after she’s washed overboard during a sailing trip. Dead Ringer finds Edith murdering Margaret and assuming her rich life – so the same basic idea.

Davis seems to have an affinity for playing twins, doing it twice to acclaim. As if mirroring the leads, these two films also have near-identical plots – how thematic! Stolen Life chronicles what happens when a woman assumes her sister’s life and moves in with her husband, who she also loved back in the day. Dead Ringer has more of a crime noir feel, with Edith Phillips’ scheme unravelling when old boyfriends come back into the picture and complicate matters. It’s almost as if both films are trying to tell you that it’s a bad idea to kill or replaced your twin. That, or it’s a warning that one of every set of twins is born evil.

Which sibling is your favourite in A Stolen Life?
Which sibling is your favourite in Dead Ringer?

Back to the menu

... 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 ...
43 of 53

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Jessica Chastain On The Martian
On becoming an astronaut and rescuing Matt Damon AGAIN

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

Licence Denied: The Bond Themes You Didn't Get To Hear
A dozen of 007's greatest misses

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)