Synopsis by Tana Hobart
Based on an 1830 opera entitled "Fra Diavolo" by Daniel F. Auber, the parts of two bit bandits were built up for Laurel and Hardy, but this was still just a minor effort--a few good laughs but nothing spectacular that wasn't done better elsewhere. Released later as Bogus Bandits and The Virtuous Tramps, changing the title didn't improve the product. A classic impersonation film, it has the comic duo servants to a bandit who is impersonating a Marquis to get his hands on the jewels worn by the upper crust. Standard dual identity film is similar to The Scarlet Pimpernel.
aristocracy, bumbler, friendship, handsome, identity, impersonation, misfit, music, opal, outlaw [Western], robbery, Robin-Hood, servant, treasure, wealth, humor, king, opera, release, romance