Stan inherits a yacht and a South Pacific island. Ollie and Stan sail there with 2 other men. They shipwreck on a new atoll and settle there. An ex-fiancee joins them. They declare an independent nation and problems arise.


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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Laurel ... Stan (as Laurel)
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie (as Hardy)
Suzy Delair ... Chérie Lamour
Max Elloy ... Antoine
Suzet Maïs ... Mrs. Dolan
Félix Oudart ... Le maire
Adriano Rimoldi ... Giovanni Copini
Robert Murzeau ... Le capitaine Dolan
Luigi Tosi ... Le lieutenant 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 ... Un chasseur de fortune (as O. Hussenot)


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 <>

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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 »


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 »


Ollie: [to Stan, after all the diplomatic posts have been assigned] Why Stan... you're *the people*.
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Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by André Hornez
Performed by Suzy Delair
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Far better than you'd think.
4 December 1999 | by Chris-773See all my reviews

The boys last film is not the clunker that many would have you believe. There are numerous scenes that made me laugh out loud, especially the scenes involving Stan's pet lobster. The style is geared toward more gentle slapstick and philosophical humour that suits the aged stars perfectly.

All in all a bright and gay movie with pleasant scenery and jolly characters. Give it a try, it's far better than the big studio pictures of the 40's in it's revised approach to the comedy duo.

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Release Date:

14 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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