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Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 31 October 1940 (USA)
The Bumstead family is off to see relatives in the country when Blondie runs into Charlie and Millie, an eloping couple needing her help.

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Frank R. Strayer

Writers:

Richard Flournoy (screen play), Karen DeWolf (screen play) (as Karen De Wolf) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ... Blondie
Arthur Lake ... Dagwood
Larry Simms ... Baby Dumpling
Daisy ... Daisy
Jonathan Hale ... J.C. Dithers
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
Irving Bacon ... Mailman
Glenn Ford ... Charlie
Luana Walters ... Millie
Will Wright ... Tucker
Spencer Charters ... Uncle Abner
Leona Roberts ... Aunt Hannah
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Storyline

The Bumsteads decide to spend a safe and sane 4th of July at Aunt Hannah's ranch. After missing their station, they hitch a ride with a young couple who are getting ready to elope. The young man, Charlie, sprains his ankle, so Dagwood is enlisted to carry the girl off for him. Dagwood climbs into her father's window by mistake, and just as the old man is about to explode with rage, Baby Dumpling explodes a firecracker which turns out to be a stick of dynamite. As the action reaches its peak, a gusher of oil suddenly springs up in the yard. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cupido Perigoso See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the only episode in the Columbia series which billed the Larry Simms/Baby Dumpling-maturing-into-Alexander character as Dagwood 'Baby Dumpling' Bumstead Jr. See more »

Goofs

When Baby Dumpling gets behind the wheel of the car, you can clearly see in the long shots that it is being driven by an adult. See more »

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Followed by Blondie in the Dough (1947) See more »

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Baby Dumpling and Dagwood have fireworks, but Blondie disapproves.
31 January 2003 | by james362001See all my reviews

It's July 3 and Baby Dumpling wants fireworks for the Fourth of July. Dagwood bought a whole sack full, but Blondie disapproves. They decide to go to the country, but there trip isn't exactly trouble-free. Blondie helps a young Glenn Ford get back with his fiancee. The next film in the series is BLONDIE GOES LATIN.


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