Sappy Bull Fighters

Sappy Bull Fighters

Sappy Bull Fighters is a 1959 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Joe Besser). It is the 190th and final entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges are vaudeville entertainers who trek to Mexico to perform their gag bullfight shtick, with Joe as the brave matador, and Moe and Larry dressed in a bull costume. Unfortunately, their gig is cancelled once they arrive. According to the trio, the manager fired them after they refused to do 10 additional shows for free. With no money to return home, the Stooges are stranded. Feeling bad for them, attractive señorita Greta (Greta Thyssen) gets the boys a gig at the local bull ring. However, when she leaves Greta mistakenly takes the trio's suitcase instead of hers. When they go retrieve it, however, Joe becomes attracted to Greta and begins to kiss her, infuriating her husband José (George J. Lewis).

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    director Jules White
    editor Harold White
    genre comedy
    keywords matador return home shtick stooge strand torero wild animal
    producer Jules White
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme short slapstick