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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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Complete credited cast:
Curly (as Curly)
Larry (as Larry)
Moe (as Moe)
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Dolores Sanchez
Harry Burns ...
Jose Sanchez
Dorothy Appleby ...
O'Brien's Secretary


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 <>

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World's Champion Bull Throwers!


Comedy | Short





Release Date:

23 April 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run, Bull, Run  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Production number 519. See more »


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


Jose Sanchez: How dare you hug my wife in front of my eyes!
Curly: Well turn around, and I'll hug her behind your back!
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Edited into Sappy Bull Fighters (1959) See more »

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Another Great Three Stooges Short!!!!!!
15 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this one not as the whole short, I saw a little scene of it during a preview for Stop, Look, and Laugh, and so I really became curious about this, I really wanted to see this one and if it was funny or not, and so one day on television, this one channel was showing a Three Stooges marathon, and so this was one of the ones that they were going to show, and I was really excited about seeing this one because the little bit I saw was funny. And so my overall opinion on this short is that I believe that it is a very hysterical short! This is another short in which Curly has several of his funniest moments in it, he is really a great bullfighter, or should I say, a not so great bullfighter! This is their funniest short of 1942, and one of their funniest of the early 1940's though it is not as good as some of their others such as Boobs in Arms and A Plumbing We Will Go, but this is still a very funny one! If you are a huge fan of the Three Stooges, then this is a very great short that you must see, it is also one of Curly's best! I really love this one!

So my overall opinion on this short is that it is another great Three Stooges short that will leave you in stitches. You will split your sides when you see Curly as a matador who is not so good at fighting the bull, but tries his best at it! That is what I really love about the Three Stooges, they can get really violent at times, but I just really think that they are funny! This is also one of my favorite Three Stooges shorts, but my favorites are A Plumbing We Will Go and Punch Drunks!


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