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Utopia (1950)

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 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 ... Le maire
Adriano Rimoldi ... Giovanni Copini
Robert Murzeau Robert Murzeau ... Le capitaine Dolan
Luigi Tosi Luigi Tosi ... Le lieutenant 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 ... Un chasseur de fortune (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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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

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

Referenced in Disenchantment: The Electric Princess (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Laissez-vous Faire
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by André Hornez
Performed by Suzy Delair
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Unjustly maligned
9 July 2002 | by maestro-1See all my reviews

This film has the unfortunate distinction of being Laurel & Hardy's last film together. Though, it is true, you can see how ill Stan was and how age was ravishing both, it is NOT true that they had lost their charm. There are bits in this film that I found every bit as funny as those in the L&H heyday. Give it an honest try. I think you'll find this movie is unjustly maligned.


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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

14 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Utopia See more »

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Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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