Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys ate 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 fiance, they set up their own government on the atoll. Uranium is discovered and world powers begin fighting over ownership of the island.
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's final movie together.
It was quite apparent from his appearance that Stan was gravely ill during production. Completion of the film was delayed while Stan had an operation in Paris. He would fully recover and live another 15 years.
After completing this film, Laurel & Hardy continued to make stage appearances. A proposed film project by Billy Wilder never made it to pre-production due to Oliver Hardy's failing health.