WHAT'S THE MATADOR?
on logo for:
April 23 / Prod. No. 519 / 161/2
m / p d Jules White / st
Jack White and Saul Ward / ph
L. W. O'Connell / e
Jerome Thoms / C: Suzanne Kaaren (Senora
Delores Sanchez), Harry Burns (Jose), Dorothy Appleby (Gorgeous Girl),
Eddie Laughton (Shamus O'Brien), Don Zelaya (Sleeping Mexican) and Bert
Young (Bull Ring Attendant)
The Stooges fanagle their way
down to Mexico to perform in their own comedy bullfighting act. On
the bus trip down to Mexico they meet a beautiful mexican woman named
Delores. Not knowing that she is married, the Stooges happen to be
hitting on her when her husband Jose shows up at the bus station to
pick her up. In the commotion of Jose's jealous rage, the Stooges
accidentally switch suitcase trunks with Delores, and eventually sneak
into Delores' home to get their trunk (containing their bullfighting
act costumes) They get caught with their hand in the cookie jar, however,
when Jose awakens to find them in his house. Jose, a very jealous
husband, gets even with the Stooges having allegedly having a love
affair with his wife, Delores. While performing their comedy bullfighting
act at a local bullfight arena, Jose arranges a real bull to be substituted
for the fake one containing Moe and Larry. When matador Curly notices
the real bull, he takes evasive action running head first into the
animal, knocking it unconcious. The Stooges quickly become a hit with
the crowd, who chant "Ole' Americano!" Curly is crowned
the matador of the century!
Originally, when the bull spots the
Stooges bowing to the crowd, he was supposed to zero in on their
derrieres, uttering, "Eenie, Meenie, Minnie, Moe!"
Did you know that when the Stooges
are lost and asking for directions, Don Zelaya gives the Stooges
directions in Spanish - telling them to go left and right - and
jump in the river!
Run, Bull, Run FN: Reworked,
with some stock footage, as Sappy Bullfighters (6/4/59). Scenes
also used in Stop! Look! and Laugh! (7/60).