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(1951)

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After completing this film, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy continued to make stage appearances. A proposed film project by 'Billy Wilder (I)' never made it to pre-production due to Hardy's failing health.
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It was quite apparent from his appearance that Stan Laurel was gravely ill during production. Completion of the film was delayed while he had an operation in Paris. He would fully recover and live another 15 years.
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Oliver Hardy was also ill during filming with cardiac fibrillation and the flu.
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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.
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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's final movie together.
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Because this film was produced in France, many of the supporting actors are speaking French, with their voices dubbed into English.
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In an interview Lois Laurel (Stan's daughter), stated that her father never wanted to see and indeed never saw the final version of this film.
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It is noted that Stan Laurel was "gravely ill" during production, and while it's true, he doesn't look altogether healthy in this movie, he lived almost fifteen-years longer, dying in 1965: eight years after Oliver Hardy's death in 1957.
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Stan's pet lobster's name is Oscar.
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Italian censorship visa # 10701 dated October 11th 1951
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Known under the titles 'Robinsones Atomico' 'Atoll K' and 'Utopia'
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