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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 »

Directors:

Léo Joannon, John Berry (uncredited) | 2 more credits »

Writers:

Monte Collins (additional material), Léo Joannon (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

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

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Utopia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Oliver Hardy was also ill during filming with cardiac fibrillation and the flu. See more »

Goofs

Stan hits Antoine over the head with a bottle which breaks but in the next shot it's intact. See more »

Quotes

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

Edited into Dick und Doof - Superschau des Lachens (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Tu n'peux pas t'Figurer
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Paul Misraki
Performed by Suzy Delair
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19 February 2001 | by wsureckSee 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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