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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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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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Cupido Perigoso  »

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| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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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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Follows Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940) See more »

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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
17 June 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

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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