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Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.
Filming was originally scheduled to begin in December 1949, but was postponed when Lou Costello had to undergo an operation for a gangrenous gall bladder in November 1949. Despite having a stunt double, Costello did his own wrestling in the film, only to be rewarded with a wrenched arm socket and a stretched tendon.
What's the idea of teaching midgets to wrestle?
Lou Hotchkiss: They're for those small television sets.
At the oasis, when Bud says "There's plenty of fish in there, boy!", he goes to sit on the big rock to take out his boot lace. But in the very next shot he already has his lace out with a piece of bread on it.