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Blondie Goes Latin (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 27 February 1941 (USA)
Dagwood disguises himself as a drummer in the ship's conga band to sneak aboard a South American cruise ship. Blondie performs several song-and-dance routines.

Directors:

Frank R. Strayer, Robert Sparks (uncredited)

Writers:

Chic Young (based upon the comic strip created by), Richard Flournoy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ... Blondie Bumstead
Arthur Lake ... Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms ... Baby Dumpling Bumstead
Daisy ... Daisy
Ruth Terry ... Lovey Nelson, the Singer
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
Jonathan Hale ... Mr. J.C. Dithers
Janet Burston Janet Burston ... Little Girl Singer and Piano Player
Kirby Grant ... Hal Trent, Orchestra Leader
Tito Guízar ... Manuel Rodríguez
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Storyline

Dagwood disguises himself as a drummer in the ship's conga band to sneak aboard a South American cruise ship. Blondie performs several song-and-dance routines.

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Taglines:

Where there's a Bumstead...there's always trouble and fun!

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aires de conga 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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The eighth of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead. See more »

Goofs

When Blondie faints, Dagwood picks her up to carry her into her stateroom. The supposedly unconscious character can be seen holding/adjusting the hem of her dress as Dagwood tries to open the door. See more »

Connections

Followed by Blondie Knows Best (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Querida
Music and Lyrics by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright
Played by Kirby Grant and Orchestra with Tito Guízar on guitar
Sung in Spanish by Tito Guízar
Reprised by Tito Guízar and Penny Singleton singing in English
Reprised again by Penny Singleton at the end
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The Bumsteads go on a cruise. Penny Singleton sings!
19 July 2003 | by james362001See all my reviews

This is the 8th film in the series of 28 (1938-1950). Alvin (Danny Mummert) is nice enough to visit the Bumsteads and give flowers to Blondie. h He has a poem to read titled, "The Bumsteads Go To South America". The Bumstead family gets to go on a six-week cruise to South America thanks to Mr. Dithers. Well, a telegram comes for Mr. Dithers. To close a deal at the office, someone must be at the office Tuesday. This is Mr. Dithers health cruise, so that means Dagwood (Arthur Lake) must leave the ship to be at the office. After all Mr. Dithers is Dagwood's boss. But Dithers insists on Blondie (Penny Singleton), Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) and Daisy too to stay on the ship with him with his compliments. Dagwood says a tearful goodbye. Well, as you will see, Dagwood doesn't quite make it ashore. He is still on the boat and trying to hide from Mr. Dithers. Baby Dumpling meets a little girl and they sing a duet. Penny Singleton gets to sing three beautiful songs and dances too. The next film in the series is BLONDIE IN SOCIETY.


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