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The Bullfighters (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | May 1945 (USA)
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)

Writer:

(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

Oliver: [to Stanley] Now always remember, anytime you get in trouble you can depend upon me to get you out of it.
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Connections

Featured in Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

How Dry I Am
(uncredited)
Traditional
In the score for Stan's drunk scene
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Light and goofy
17 March 2000 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

A surprisingly fresh little comedy. Laurel and Hardy, in their last American made movie, have made a silly little film with enough story and gags to entertain the little ones and make the adults smile. I have to admit that I laughed out loud at some of the gags. A great moment occurs when the boys are sitting in a hotel lobby near a fountain and Stan decides to "investigate" what a particular faucet is for. Of course Ollie gets sprayed, which leads him to think someone sitting next to him is responsible. Unlike some of their other later films, the duo's comic timing is very sharp here. The whole bit about Stan resembling a famous matador has been done before(and since), but if you don't think about it too much the film is pleasant enough. I give it six bullfighters out of ten.


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