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Saul Ward (screenplay)
Jack White (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 April 1942 (USA) See more »
World's Champion Bull Throwers!
The stooges are actors traveling to perform at a fiesta in Mexico. After they accidentally switch suitcases with that of Dolores... See more » | Add synopsis »
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'We Don't Wanna Seista; We Wanna See Delores!" See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
Suzanne Kaaren ... Dolores Sanchez
Harry Burns ... Jose Sanchez
Dorothy Appleby ... O'Brien's Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Ellis ... Pedro Alverez (uncredited)

Joe Garcio ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Telegraph Clerk / Bullring Attendant (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Bullring Attendant (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Audience Member (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... Shamus O'Brien (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Bullring Attendant (uncredited)
Don Zelaya ... Sleeping Mexican (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Saul Ward  screenplay
Jack White  screenplay
Jack White  story

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
L. William O'Connell  (as L.W. O'Connell)
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
Crew believed to be complete

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17 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Don't Throw That Knife (1951)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
'We Don't Wanna Seista; We Wanna See Delores!", 14 October 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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 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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