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Utopia (1951)

Atoll K (original title)
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)
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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)
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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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Their first NEW comedy feature in years! ("Utopia" release one-sheet poster).

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Comedy

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Release Date:

14 December 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stan Laurel was embarrassed by the final film and hoped it would get little publicity or release. Ironically, the movie's copyright lapsed and the film went into the public domain, making this the most easily obtainable of the films he made with Oliver Hardy. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ollie: [to Stan, after all the diplomatic posts have been assigned] Why Stan... you're *the people*.
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Soundtracks

Tu n'peux pas t'figurer
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Paul Misraki
Performed by Suzy Delair
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Doesn't live down to its bad rep
16 May 2005 | by (Rio Rancho, NM) – See all my reviews

This was Laurel and Hardy's last film and, of all their features, the one with probably the worst reputation. I can give it the left-handed compliment of saying, "It is not as bad as you have heard it is." The boys are caught in a storm at sea but are saved when a submerged island rises up under their boat. Along with a few other misfits, they establish a cooperative society. Then, the outside world shows up, discovers uranium on the island and the rush is on. What is unique is the level of satire that is present in the movie's last third, even though it is genial rather than sharp. Laurel looks thin and old (he was, in fact, quite ill during filming), but gamely takes his pratfalls. There is plenty of the usual shtick between Stan and Ollie. I find it funny no matter how many times I've seen it so I laughed several times. For L&H fans.


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