Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea. Along with their cook, a stowaway and a girl who is fleeing her ... See full summary »
Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea. Along with their cook, a stowaway and a girl who is fleeing her fiancé, they set up their own government on the atoll. Uranium is discovered and world powers begin fighting over ownership of the island. Written by
Herman Seifer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
After completing this film, Laurel & Hardy continued to make stage appearances. A proposed film project by 'Billy Wilder (I)' never made it to preproduction due to the failing health of Oliver Hardy. See more »
The opening scene in the lawyers' offices supposedly takes place in London, but the nameplate on the outside of the lawyers' building is in French. See more »
[to Stan, after all the diplomatic posts have been assigned]
Why Stan... you're *the people*.
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After some real clunkers in the '40s, it's nice to be able to say that L & H's final film is a good one.
Okay, so they look pretty old and they are the only members of the cast who haven't been dubbed, but this film is highly entertaining and filled with vintage Stan and Ollie humour. The concept of them building a home on a deserted island is literally previously unexplored territory and there is an effective underlying message about how a 100%-tolerance society can result in anarchy.
It might take some getting used to but it's still a film well worth seeing.
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