Because his family has a history of insanity that breaks out when a family member hasn't married by the time they are 25 years old, Nikolai Nikolaevich (Danny Kaye) visits a matrimonial firm searching for a bride. But all the candidates are either too fat, too young, too old, too skinny or too ugly,and he turns them all down.
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An old nitrate copy of this comedy short, without any credit titles at the start, was recently identified in the collection of the Danish Film Museum. The movie turns out to have been re-used in three later feature-length compilations, _Birth of a Star (1945)_, _Sound of Laughter (1962)_, and "Danny Kaye" [biography] in the "American Masters" series for PBS-TV (1997). After the latter inclusion, Maurice H. Zouary's Movietronics company sued PBS, claiming that PBS had included footage from "Cupid" in its Kaye biography without obtaining a license from Movietronics (which claimed ownership of "Cupid"). See more
You know what you'll get when you marry her?
Sure, a divorce.
You'll get a thousand heads of cattle.
What good are the heads without the rest of them?
Edited into The Birth of a Star