Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the ... See full summary »
Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.
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Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »
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
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Blondie Plays Cupid is another funny entry in the series with the added treat of having Glenn Ford in one of his early film appearances before stardom
This is the seventh in the Blondie movie series. While there are more contrivances than usual in the series, this is still a pretty funny entry involving firecrackers, a man with a shotgun, a ladder, a car that goes off by itself, and a young couple trying to get married. Of that young couple, one of them is Glenn Ford-years before he achieved stardom in films like Gilda with Rita Hayworth who was in a previous entry, Blondie on a Budget. The other half was Luana Walters who I just found out was in lots of B westerns and would eventually be the first to play Superman's Krytonian mother, Lara, in the 1948 serial named after her son. Interestingly, Ford himself played Supes' adopted father, Jonathan Kent, in the Christopher Reeve version from 1978. My favorite gag is what happens when Dagwood rushes down the ladder! So on that note, Blondie Plays Cupid is highly recommended. P.S. Charles Lane, previously in the first film in the series as a furniture salesman, makes a welcome return here as the train conductor. And, as in Blondie Brings Up Baby, Baby Dumpling's real name is revealed to be Dagwood Jr. though that will be changed to Alexander a few years down the line after original comic strip creator Chic Young does so by then.
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