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The Bullfighters (1945)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  May 1945 (USA)
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Bumbling detective Stan Laurel disguises himself as a famous matador in order to hide from the vengeful Richard K. Muldoon, who spent time in prison on Stan's bogus testimony.

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(as Mal St. Clair) , (uncredited)

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(original screenplay) (as W. Scott Darling)
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Storyline

The boys are detectives working in Mexico. Laurel happens to resemble a famous matador who has disappeared, and he is enlisted to replace him in the bullring. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

May 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stierkämpfer wider Willen  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's tit-for-tat egg routine with Carol Andrews is a direct lift from their similar routine with Lupe Velez in Hollywood Party (1934). See more »

Goofs

Bulls shown are taken from different sources. Some of them have banderillas or laces, others are in the first steps of a corrida. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: That bull wouldn't hirt a fly!
Stanley Laurel: Yeah, but I'm not a fly!
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Connections

Edited from Blood and Sand (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
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Certainly not typical L&H but "watchable".
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I say "watchable" as if telling someone that when the dentist pulls their tooth, it'll only hurt a little while. Not a great recommendation for a film. This was it for the boys. Hollywood had essentially "forgotten" them and didn't appreciate their type of humor any more. This film is merely a stitched together series of some of the old gags used in their earlier shorts and features but without any direction or cause and effect. W. Scott Darling certainly was not a good choice at all for doing the writing considering his background in writing for the Sherlock Holmes series or the screenplay of "Ghost of Frankenstein". How did they figure that he would be adept at writing comedy for such a great team? It would be like John Huston writing something for Abbott & Costello immediately after he finished "The Maltese Falcon" or "Casablanca". NON SEQUITOR. Stan & Ollie really should have realized how much things had changed in Hollywood by the early forties and just quit while they were ahead with their "Saps At Sea" or "A Chump At Oxford", both from 1940. This film is only interesting from the viewpoint of watching what the "big studios" could do to a person's career. Sort of a "post mortem" effect.


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