Hijos del Desierto, also known as Sons of the Desert, is a 1933 American comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. Directed by William A. Seiter, the film tells the story of two friends, Stanley and Oliver, who deceive their wives to attend a convention of a fraternal organization called the Sons of the Desert in Chicago.

The film opens with Stanley and Oliver trying to convince their wives to let them attend the convention, which is to be held in Chicago. Despite their wives' objections, the two friends manage to persuade them by pretending that Stanley has a serious health condition and needs to go to the convention for treatment. The wives reluctantly agree to let them go, provided that they stay in a hotel and return home immediately after the convention.

Once in Chicago, Stanley and Oliver meet up with their fellow Sons of the Desert members and proceed to have a wild time, breaking all the rules their wives had set for them. They get drunk, chase women, and even end up in jail at one point. However, their fun comes to an abrupt end when they receive a telegram from their lodge announcing that a ship carrying members of the organization has sunk in the Pacific Ocean, and that all members are presumed dead.

Panicking, Stanley and Oliver decide to sneak back home without their wives finding out that they did not attend the convention. They concoct a story about being shipwrecked on a desert island and miraculously surviving, and even go as far as faking their injuries to make the story more convincing. However, their plan falls apart when their fellow Sons of the Desert members arrive at their homes to express their condolences, exposing their lies.

Despite the trouble they get into, Hijos del Desierto is a classic Laurel and Hardy comedy that is still beloved by fans today. The film is known for its physical comedy, witty one-liners, and the hilarious performances of its lead actors. It is also notable for its depiction of fraternal organizations, which were popular in the United States at the time the film was made.

Overall, Hijos del Desierto is a timeless comedy that has stood the test of time. Its enduring popularity is a testament to the genius of Laurel and Hardy, who remain among the most beloved and influential comedians in history.