The Brighton Twins

The Brighton Twins (French: Les jumeaux de Brighton) is a 1936 French comedy film directed by Claude Heymann and starring Raimu, Michel Simon and Suzy Prim.[1] It is based on the 1908 play of the same title by Tristan Bernard. Two twins are separated at birth in 1890, with one being raised in the United States and the other in France. More than forty years later they encounter each other for the first time.

The Brighton Twins
Directed byClaude Heymann
Written byTristan Bernard (play)
Robert Bresson
Georges Friedland
Jean Alley
Michel Simon
Suzy Prim
Music byRoland Manuel
CinematographyPaul Cotteret
Louis Née
Armand Thirard
Edited by Georges Friedland
Therese Sautereau
Productions Corniglion-Molinier
Distributed byPathé Consortium Cinéma
Release date
30 October 1936
Running time
89 minutes



  1. Crisp p.407


  • Crisp, Colin. Genre, Myth and Convention in the French Cinema, 1929-1939. Indiana University Press, 2002.
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