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Utopia (1951)
"Atoll K" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  14 December 1954 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stan (as Laurel)
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Ollie (as Hardy)
Suzy Delair ...
Chérie Lamour
Max Elloy ...
Antoine
Suzet Maïs ...
Mrs. Dolan
Félix Oudart ...
Mayor
Adriano Rimoldi ...
Giovanni Copini
Robert Murzeau ...
Captain Dolan
Luigi Tosi ...
Lt. Jack Frazer
Michael Dalmatoff ...
Alecto (as Michel Dalmatoff)
André Randall ...
Branwell (as A. Randell)
Robert Vattier ...
Le notaire français (as R. Vattier)
Claude May ...
La secrétaire (as C. May)
Roger Legris ...
Fortune hunter (as R. Legris)
Olivier Hussenot ...
Fortune hunter (as O. Hussenot)
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Storyline

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 <alagain@aol.com>

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Release Date:

14 December 1954 (USA)  »

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Utopia  »

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(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It was quite apparent from his appearance that Stan Laurel was gravely ill during production. Completion of the film was delayed while he had an operation in Paris. He would fully recover and live another 15 years. See more »

Goofs

As Stan and Ollie enter the yacht's galley for the first time, Stan all of a sudden has lost a lot of weight (and no wonder. The two scenes were filmed months apart between Stan's illness and hospitalization, where he host around 50 pounds). See more »

Quotes

Ollie: [to Stan, after all the diplomatic posts have been assigned] Why Stan... you're *the people*.
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Featured in Living Famously: Laurel & Hardy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Tu N'peus pas T 'figurer
Music by Paul Misraki
Performed by Suzy Delair
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19 February 2001 | by (streamwood, IL) – See all my reviews

Probably the best Laurel and Hardy film since 1939's "The Flying Deuces", and their last motion picture appearance. Better than the generally unfunny Fox studio films of the 1940's. Its a somewhat underrated European-style farce with a mild social commentary about taxes, governmental control/interference combined with plot about Stan inheriting an island and eventually trying to setup an island country lacking in governmental controls. There are gags that will remind you of earlier L & H films and you can forward through the tedious love interest plot which seems tacked-on and is thankfully short. Overlook the generally annoying Euro-cast (though Max Elloy as the stateless man is OK), terrible dubbing, and Stan's haggard appearance and there are some laughs to be found. Get the DVD put out by Platinum Corp., which is way better in picture quality than the SLP mode public domain videos that have been available to this point. Just the improvement in picture quality was enough to make this film a lot more enjoyable.


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