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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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  (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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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


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Another Great Three Stooges Short!!!!!!, 15 March 2010
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

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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