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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
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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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Edited into Sappy Bull Fighters (1959) See more »

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Good one!
9 August 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges has always been some of the many actors that I have loved. I love just about every one of the shorts that they have made. I love all six of the Stooges (Curly, Shemp, Moe, Larry, Joe, and Curly Joe)! All of the shorts are hilarious and also star many other great actors and actresses which a lot of them was in many of the shorts! In My opinion The Three Stooges is some of the greatest actors ever and is the all time funniest comedy team!

This is one of My favorite Three Stooges shorts with Curly! All Appearing in this short are Suzanne Kaaren, Harry Burns, Dorothy Appleby, Eddie Laughton, Cy Schindell, John Tyrrell, Bert Young, and Don Zelaya! This one is so hilarious! Curly has a great performance here and in My opinion its one of his best. There is another one similar like this with Joe Besser called Sappy Bullfighters and I strongly recommend both of these classic Three Stooges shorts!


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