What's the Matador?

What's the Matador?

What's the Matador? is a 1942 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). It is the 62nd entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges are vaudeville entertainers who embark on a journey to Mexico to showcase their comedic prowess. Central to their act is a farcical interpretation of bullfighting, with Curly assuming the role of the intrepid matador, while Moe and Larry don the guise of a bovine adversary. En route to their performance destination, they encounter Dolores Sanchez, an enchanting señorita whose presence adds intrigue to their expedition. However, their interactions are soon complicated by the appearance of Dolores' husband, José, characterized by his malevolent disposition and vehement aversion to perceived romantic overtures towards his spouse.


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    director Jules White
    editor Jerome Thoms
    genre comedy
    keywords bullfighting mexico stooge vaudeville
    producer Jules White
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme short slapstick