Laurel and Hardy star in this period Operetta. In the early 18th century, Fra Diavolo (The Devil's Brother) and his notorious gang of thieves terrorize northern Italy. Wanderers Laurel and Hardy herein known as "Stanlio and Ollio" are held up by a band of Diavolo's men, and lose their hard-earned savings. As a result of this robbery, apart from the madcap series of comedy adventures, our duo determine that they too will lead a life of crime, and proceed to laughingly bungle a series of robbery attempts with Ollio posing as the dreaded Diavolo. They make the mistake of holding up the real Diavolo (admirably played by Dennis King); he in turn threatens their lives, but spares them and makes them his personal servants. Diavolo is enamoured with the charms of Lady Rocberg (played by the lovely, titillating Thelma Todd) and the 500,000 francs she has hidden in her petticoat. Featuring James Finlayson as support in the rollicking, jolly frolic. A rarely seen screen gem, this film was one of Stan and Ollie's own favourites and shows the great duo at the top of their trade.