MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,014 this week

El terrible toreador (1929)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 124 users  
Reviews: 7 user

A Spanish cantina. The toreador enters, sees the waitress being harassed, and confronts the military/police type doing the harassment. She comes to the bullfight.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 10 Jun 2012
 
a list of 468 titles
created 26 Feb 2013
 
a list of 75 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 540 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1943 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: El terrible toreador (1929)

El terrible toreador (1929) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of El terrible toreador.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney
Springtime (1929)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Flowers, insects, and a crow family all dance to a jaunty tune celebrating spring. After a brief storm, grasshoppers, frogs, and spiders cavort to the Dance of the Hours.

Director: Walt Disney
Merbabies (1938)
Family | Fantasy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A salt water version of "Water Babies" (1935); adorable redheaded 'merbabies' materialize out of the crashing surf and proceed to the sea floor where they conduct a circus along with a ... See full summary »

Directors: Rudolf Ising, Vernon Stallings
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Daffy Duck tricks Elmer Fudd into believing it's rabbit season; but Bugs Bunny uses a female disguise and faulty pronouns to fight back.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Old King Cole (1933)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Old King Cole throws party and invites all of the Mother Goose characters. He warns them that they must leave at midnight. Another collection of characters puts on a stage show. The Ten ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Hell's Bells (1929)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The demons of hell play music for Satan, whose delight turns to wrath when an insubordinate refuses to become food for Cerberus.

Director: Ub Iwerks
Family | Musical | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The monkeys are swinging; their song and dance routine has other jungle creatures joining in. And two monkeys in love chase and kiss. But the hungry crocodiles lie in wait (and dance the soft shoe)...

Director: Burt Gillett
King Neptune (1932)
Family | Adventure | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

King Neptune and an array of sea creatures come to the rescue of a mermaid captured by lecherous pirates.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Marcellite Garner, Allan Watson
Winter (1930)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the last of the Silly Symphonies season cycle, bears hibernate (or try to), raccoons sneeze, moose swim, and pretty much everyone ice skates. Everyone gathers around the groundhog to see what happens.

Director: Burt Gillett
Bugs in Love (1932)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Insects have made a playground/carnival out of castoffs, featuring "ice skating" on mirrors. Two love bugs head off to a more private area. But their fun is interrupted when a crow comes by... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mickey is selling hot dogs at a carnival next to the tent for Minnie the Shimmy Dancer. He gets into an argument with the barker. Minnie beckons him over to her trailer; he shows off the ... See full summary »

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire.

Director: Burt Gillett
Edit

Storyline

A barmaid, a Mexican officer and a terrible toreador form a love triangle, as they dance, skip, kiss, punch and slap to the tune of Bizet's "Carmen." Later, the barmaid cheers her lover, and the officer razzes him, during the big bullfight. The toreador and the bull are not above clowning, but never doubt they are two fearsome opponents striving toward a gruesome climax. Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

toreador | love | bull | waitress | matador | See All (33) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

26 September 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Toreadoren  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the DVD commentary track, the model for the toreador caricature was Walt Disney himself. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ink & Paint Club: A Bunch of Silly Symphonies (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This one left me confused.
18 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Before you can get to see "Cannibal Capers" and a few other 'special' cartoons on the "Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies" DVD set, you are forced to watch an introduction by Leonard Maltin. He talks about the times in which they were made and how politically incorrect the films are. I am not against this, but hate how once you view it, you must ALWAYS view Maltin's speech again if you come back to any of the offensive cartoons. The same thing happens in some of the other Treasures DVDS--such as the second Donald Duck set.

As far as "El Terrible Toreador" goes, I was rather at a loss to understand why it was placed among the infamous shorts introduced by Maltin. Now I am not Hispanic nor am I a bull--if I were, I might feel otherwise. Perhaps someone took offense at the way the folks were depicted or the idea of showing a bullfight--though it was very non-violent. Perhaps someone thought the bull was gay or the cartoon offended bald folks--I'm just grasping at straws trying to figure out what's 'incorrect' about this rather charming cartoon.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss El terrible toreador (1929) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page