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What's the Matador? (1942)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  23 April 1942 (USA)
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The stooges are actors traveling to perform at a fiesta in Mexico. After they accidentally switch suitcases with that of Dolores, a lovely senorita they met on trip down, they must sneak ... See full summary »

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Suzanne Kaaren ...
Dolores Sanchez
Harry Burns ...
Jose Sanchez
Dorothy Appleby ...
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The stooges are actors traveling to perform at a fiesta in Mexico. After they accidentally switch suitcases with that of Dolores, a lovely senorita they met on trip down, they must sneak into her house to retrieve their suitcase. When they are confronted by her jealous husband he vows to kill them if he sees them again. At the fiesta where they are performing a comedy bullfight (Curly is the matador, Moe and Larry are in a bull costume) the husband bribes the attendants to let a real bull into the ring. Curly knocks the bull out with a head butt and becomes a hero. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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World's Champion Bull Throwers!

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Comedy | Short

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23 April 1942 (USA)  »

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Run, Bull, Run  »

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Trivia

Don Zelaya's instruction's roughly translated from Spanish have him telling the Stooges to go left then right and then go jump in the river. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the bullfight, the bulls horns change from being white with black tips to all-black. See more »

Quotes

Curly: Dear old Mexico, the warmth of your chilli will bring new zest to my breast, and vicea versa.
Moe: Can the chatter, or I'll give you new fingers in the eyes!
Curly: Have you got new ones?
Moe: *Holds up his two grubby fingers* What are these?
Moe: Those are the old ones!
Moe: They'll do!
[Pokes Curly in the eyes]
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Spoofed in Don't Throw That Knife (1951) See more »

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'We Don't Wanna Seista; We Wanna See Delores!"
14 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's those kind of puns in the subject head above that make this Stooges-in-Mexico short humorous at times, but overall it is not one of their more memorable movies although it could have been given the Mexican locale.

Mostly it's just the normal Moe sticking his figures in Curly's eyes type slapstick. The skit in which the boys have no clue what the Mexican is saying because he speaks Spanish is lame and goes on too long.

Suzanne Kaaren as "Dolores Sanchez," was pretty; kind of a poor man's Rita Hayworth with her hairstyle, body and looks. She was offered a role as a Ziegfield girl at the tender age of 15, and then later had her legs insured for a million bucks.....so the Rita Hayworth comparison wasn't exaggerated, although Rita was.......well, Rita.

I was hoping the bullfight scenes at the end of this Stooges short would be hilarious but they were only so-so, and should have been funnier. Overall, this was okay - I did laugh out loud a few times - but not one of the more laugh-producing shorts the boys made over the years.


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