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The Bullfighters (1945)

Approved | | Adventure, 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.

Directors:

Malcolm St. Clair (as Mal St. Clair), Stan Laurel (uncredited)

Writer:

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

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan / Don Sebastian
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Margo Woode Margo Woode ... Señorita Tangerine
Richard Lane ... 'Hot Shot' Coleman
Carol Andrews Carol Andrews ... Hattie Blake
Diosa Costello ... Conchita
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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stierkämpfer wider Willen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut (uncredited) of Rory Calhoun. See more »

Goofs

Stan Laurel's scenes as Don Sebastian are dubbed by a Spanish-accented baritone voice in order to help the audience distinguish the two characters. However, in the scene in which the real matador says "Gracias," Laurel's real voice inexplicably remains. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Laurel: I don't want to fight any bulls, I don't like bulls,
[high-pitched-crying]
Stanley Laurel: I'm allergic to bulls!
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Connections

Edited from Blood and Sand (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
In the score at a bar scene
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Light and goofy
17 March 2000 | by Alberto-7See 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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