Chained for Life

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Chained for Life (1951, USA) is an early Exploitation film directed by Harry L. Fraser.


Main Details

  • Released in 1951 | B & W
  • Running Time: 81 mins.
  • Production Co: Spera Productions Inc.
  • Distribution Co: Classic Pictures | International Film Distributors (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Harry L. Fraser
  • Starring Violet Hilton, Daisy Hilton, Mario Laval, Allen Jenkins, Patricia Wright, Alan Keys
  • Produced by George Moskov
  • Written by Nat Tanchuck, Ross Frisco, Albert DePina
  • Cinematography by Jockey Arthur Feindel
  • Film Editing by Joseph Gluck


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Chained for Life is a 1951 exploitation film featuring the famous conjoined ("Siamese") Hilton Twins, Daisy and Violet. It features several vaudeville acts, including juggler Whitey Roberts, a man doing bicycle stunts, and a man, Tony Lovello, who plays the William Tell Overture and "Hungarian Dance No. 5" at breakneck speed on an accordion. The movie incorporates aspects of the twins' real life, including their singing act, a futile attempt by one sister to obtain a marriage license, and a publicity-stunt marriage. The twins' voices are featured in three duets, including "Every Hour of Every Day" and "Love Thief". (Wikipedia)

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