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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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Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Because the "B" unit at Fox was closing down, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy had less studio interference and, consequently, more artistic freedom than they had in their previous five Fox efforts. 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

Stanley Laurel: [alarmed, after noticing that McCoy has signed into the hotel guest book with an "X."] He's forging my name!
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Edited from Blood and Sand (1941) See more »

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How Dry I Am
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No "Way Out West", but still worth watching
3 August 2000 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Of course, this Laurel & Hardy feature is not another "Way Out West" (1937), but it's still worth watching. Their final Hollywood picture is far better than the other Fox and MGM products that the Boys did in the forties. Despite some boring sequences there is much more room for comedy - and Laurel & Hardy know to use it. Even Stan's make-up, which he was forced to change in the former Fox movies and that made him look much older, resembles his appearance in the old Roach days. One may wonder why producers in the forties after this movie did not realize, that these two genuine clowns had still the power to carry a whole picture. It's always sad to think of the fact, that there was only one more Laurel & Hardy film to be done after "The Bullfighters".


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