Blondie Plays Cupid


1h 8m 1940

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Blondie Goes to the Country
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
Oct 31, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the comic strip "Blondie" created by Chic Young, owned and copyrighted by King Features Syndicate, Inc. (1930--).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

To placate his wife Blondie for the offense of possession of firecrackers, Dagwood Bumstead agrees to spend a peaceful Fourth of July at her Aunt Hannah's farm in the country. Complications begin to develop when the Bumsteads board the wrong train and are forced to hitchhike to Aunt Hannah's. They are picked up by Millie and Charlie, a young couple on their way to the justice of the peace to be married. As the lovebirds disappear into the justice's house to be wed, Millie's father, Mr. Tucker, rushes in with a shotgun, stops the ceremony, and drives off in the car with Dagwood, his son Baby Dumpling and dog Daisy. Charlie then accompanies Blondie to her Aunt's farm where, with the Bumstead's encouragement, he decides to elope once more with Millie. Charlie's plans go awry when he twists his ankle on Daisy's bone and consequently, Dagwood is pressed into acting as a surrogate. As the reluctant Dagwood mistakenly climbs into Mr. Tucker's bedroom rather than Millie's, he is met with a shot gun. In the ensuing chase, Baby Dumpling finds a stick of dynamite and, believing it to be a firecracker, lights it. The resulting explosion brings in an oil well on Tucker's property, and the old man is so overjoyed that he finally consents to the marriage. The Bumsteads then end their peaceful holiday in the hospital.

Film Details

Also Known As
Blondie Goes to the Country
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
Oct 31, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the comic strip "Blondie" created by Chic Young, owned and copyrighted by King Features Syndicate, Inc. (1930--).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

The working title of this film was Blondie Goes to the Country. For additional information about the series, consult the Series Index and for Blondie!