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Several movies feature twin characters as Comedians/ Villains/ Hero/ Heroins. I want to know what is the first movie which first used twin characters in it?

NB- In reality, they maybe real-life or maybe fictional twins. It would not matter as long as they are twins in movies.

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Are u talking about real.life twins on screen or just fictional twins first apperance –  Ankit Sharma Jan 31 '13 at 6:02
    
They maybe real life or maybe fictional. It does not matter as long as they are twins in movies. –  Mistu4u Jan 31 '13 at 6:26
    
ok............. –  Ankit Sharma Jan 31 '13 at 6:27
    
Shakespeare uses twins in some of his plays. Would a movie of one his plays be dated to the time of the movie or of the writing of the play? –  Dan Jan 31 '13 at 18:23
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@Dan: I think OP is interested in the occurrence of twins in a movie and not the underlying script. –  KeyBrd Basher Feb 1 '13 at 6:32
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The oldest I can find is a 1921 silent drama movie, Don't Tell Everything (IMDb entry here)

De Briac twins (Charles De Briac and Raymond De Briac) starred in this movie. They also starred in The Bachelor Daddy (1922), Daddies (1924), Every man for himself (1924)

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The oldest I found is The Iron Mask(1929). It is part-talkie adventure film. But I couldn't find any article to justify it yet. William Bakewell appeared as the royal twins.

The other one I found is The Black Room (1935 film) which is a full talkie film. This movie stars Boris Karloff in a dual role as twin brothers.

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+1 Trivia: The Iron Mask is technically a part-talkie or silent film. The Black Room released in 1935 is the first talkie to feature twins. –  KeyBrd Basher Jan 31 '13 at 7:28
    
@KeyBrdBasher, So The Black Room is the right answer? –  Mistu4u Jan 31 '13 at 7:30
    
@Mistu4u: No. Technically, silent movie or part-talkie too is a movie. Unless you are asking specifically about talkies, The Iron Mask seems to me the correct answer. –  KeyBrd Basher Jan 31 '13 at 7:35
    
okay. No I was not asking about talkie only. –  Mistu4u Jan 31 '13 at 7:36
    
@KeyBrdBasher, Mistu4u so i changed my answer to include both movies. Firstly i added the The Black Room but changed it to The Iron Mask because of release date. Because their is no mention in question about silent,half-talkies or full talkies –  Ankit Sharma Jan 31 '13 at 7:52
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