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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).

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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

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's final movie together. 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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Featured in Living Famously: Laurel & Hardy (2003) 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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Laurel and Hardy's last film is actually not too bad
26 October 2000 | by Alberto-7See all my reviews

I have read so many negative reviews of this film that I expected a really horrible film. Surprise, surprise. The film is actually not bad at all. Sure, Stan does look ill in some shots but the boys are still funny and the story is engaging enough. I love the fact that the film was shot in Europe. It gives it a fresh look that is absent from their older studio-bound films. Some gags are better than others(the loading of the boat is quite funny), and the whole premise of the boys creating a country without taxes and laws works quite well. In a very funny moment, Ollie declares himself president and names the other 3 original inhabitants to key posts, relegating poor Stan to the status of "the people". The supporting cast are all dubbed, but this does not hinder the film. What doesn't quite work is the whole sub-plot about the sexy French singer and her fiancé. They could have cut that down a bit. Overall, not bad at all. If you're a L&H fan do yourself a favour and give this film a chance.


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