Somehow, Z-movie director Harry "White Gorilla" Fraser managed to convince real-life conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton to appear in a bizarre movie called Chained for Life in 1951. The women had made their first cinematic appearance in Tod Browning's intense 1930s movie Freaks, and apparently the public outcry at that movie hadn't soured them on Hollywood — or sub-Hollywood. In Chained for Life, billed as a pseudo-scientific exploration of "real Siamese Twins," the women describe how they got tangled up with a man who was later murdered. And they throw in a lot of unnecessary details about their dating lives in the process. This movie was sort of the creepy, exploitation Fringe of its day: Full of melodrama, murder, and anomalies of science. [Chained for Life via IMDB]
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