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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 Footlight Glamour (1943) 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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Qualifies as a musical
27 December 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Blondie Goes Latin is an odd one out of the Blondie series. On the one hand it has one of the stupidest plots in the entire series. On the other hand it's a nice musical treat with numbers by Tito Guizar, Ruth Terry and Penny Singleton herself. This is the only one of the Blondie series that could qualify as a musical.

The Bumsteads including Baby Dumpling and Daisy the Dog all go on a cruise courtesy of Mr. Dithers. I can't quite believe that Jonathan Hale craves the Bumstead company more than his wife, but each marriage is surely unique. But then Dagwood has to stay in the office to meet with an important client so Hale takes Penny Singleton, child, and dog without her husband. To top that off Arthur Lake is held up getting off the boat and takes refuge with Kirby Grant's Ship Orchestra and their singer Ruth Terry. Their drummer didn't make it so Lake pitches in on the drums.

These thing usually only happen to the Ricardos. I wonder if they ever ran into the Bumsteads?

The whole thing is too stupid to make this one of the better films in the Blondie series. But the musical numbers are nice and we get to see Arthur Lake in drag.


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