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The Bullfighters (1945)

 -  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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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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Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mexican actress Diosa Costello was fortuitously visiting someone at Fox studios when she was spotted and cast in this film as an afterthought. Even though she already had a strong Mexican accent, she was asked to exaggerate it in her dialogue delivery. See more »

Goofs

When Richard K. Muldoon finally realizes that Don Sebastian is really Stan Laurel, he refers to him as "Hardy." The scene was not reshot or redubbed. See more »

Quotes

Hot Shot Coleman: [on the telephone] Get me Richard K. Muldoon!
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Edited from Blood and Sand (1941) See more »

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Light Cavalry Overture
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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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