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The working titles of this film were Two's Company, Jitterbugs and Crackpots. Saps at Sea was Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's last film for Hal Roach, and also the last film of comedian Ben Turpin, who died of heart disease on July 1, 1940. According to modern sources, the film was shot in sequence. It was partially shot on location at the San Pedro Harbor in CA. Modern sources list the following additional crew credits: Production Manager S. S. Van Keuren; Sound Elmer Raguse; and Props Bob Saunders. Modern source also complete the character names of Patsy O'Byrne (Mother) and Mary Gordon (Mrs. O'Riley) and add the following actors to the cast: Constantine Romanoff and Sam Lufkin (Workmen); and Narcissus, the goat. For more information about Laurel and Hardy's career together, please see entry above for Pardon Us.