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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
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Two of the biggest names in Columbia Pictures history got some exposure in supporting parts in the Blondie Series. Blondie On A Budget had Rita Hayworth playing an old flame of Dagwood's. And in this film Blondie Plays Cupid Glenn Ford plays a prospective bridegroom trying to elope with his beloved Luana Walters under the watchful eye of her shotgun toting father Will Wright.
It's 4th of July weekend and it's a long one that Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton get to spend with her aunt and uncle in the country. But after a series of the usual comic missteps the Bumsteads get involved Ford and Walter and their efforts to elope. Ford's a geologist who is drilling for oil on Wright's property and would very much like to do some drilling with Walters. Wright can't stand the sight of him though, he's tore up his farm considerable without any oil. No guy like that is going to have his daughter.
The Bumsteads get into their usual shenanigans, my favorite is when Irving Bacon the mailman finally gets even with Dagwood for plowing into him every morning while racing for his bus.
That running gag in the Blondie comic strip and on film was always a source of great amusement. I knew a Dagwood like character at my former job only he had some flex time work hours, from 7:30 am. to 3:30 pm. When the hour struck, God help you if you were in his path as he raced for the subway. I still remember him almost plowing into one of the bosses one day.
Ford shows signs of the affable charm that would make him a leading star for 25 years in his part. There are also some good gags involving 4th of July firecrackers and they play a big part in giving Blondie Plays Cupid a happy ending.
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