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Utopia (1951)

Atoll K (original title)
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.

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 ... 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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1950s | atoll | island | cook | stowaway | See All (121) »

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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

Because this film was produced in France, many of the supporting actors are speaking French, with their voices dubbed into English. 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 lost 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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Connections

Featured in Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic (2011) 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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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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