Blondie Plays Cupid

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Blondie Plays Cupid
Directed by Frank R. Strayer
Written by Charles M. Brown
Karen DeWolf
Starring Penny Singleton
Arthur Lake
Music by Leigh Harline
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 31, 1940 (1940-10-31)
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Blondie Plays Cupid (1940) is a comedy movie starring Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake and directed by Frank R. Strayer. Also in the cast is Glenn Ford. It is the seventh of the 28 Blondie films

Plot Summary[edit]

Dagwood Bumstead has been caught possessing illegal fireworks and now he tries to make up for this by taking his wife Blondie to Aunt Hannah's ranch for 4 July celebrations. The ranch is a peaceful place in the country, but trouble starts already on the way over there, when the Bumsteads board the wrong train and have to hitchhike most of the way. The young couple that picks them up, Millie and Charlie, are on their way to get married and elope together, without their parents' consents. The Bumsteads have to accompany the young couple to court and the wedding ceremony, but the wedding is interrupted by Millie's father, Mr Tucker, storming in with a shotgun. Mr Tucker then takes the car, with Dagwood, his son and their dog still in it, and drives off. Charlie is forced to take Blondie to Aunt Hannah's ranch, and in she encourages him to have another go at marrying Millie and elop. unfortunately he twists his ankle on the way, and a very reluctant Dagwood has to take his place and go and fetch Millie from her (and her father's) home. Dagwood accidentally climbs through the window to Millie's father's bedroom, and is held at gunpoint. He flees head over heels and is chased around the property. His son discovers what he thinks is some kind of fireworks and lights it, but it is in fact a dynamite stick. When the dynamite explodes it rips up a hole in the ground, and in doing so, opens up an oil well. Millie's father is so happy over the new source of income that he consents to Charlie marrying his daughter after all, and the Bumsteads finish their weekend holiday at the hospital, in peace and quiet.[1]


Actor Role
Penny Singleton Blondie Bumstead
Arthur Lake Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms Alexander 'Baby Dumpling' Bumstead
Daisy Herself
Jonathan Hale J.C. Dithers
Danny Mummert Alvin Fuddle
Irving Bacon Mailman
Glenn Ford Charlie
Luana Walters Millie
Will Wright Mr. Tucker
Spencer Charters Uncle Abner Henderson
Leona Roberts Aunt Hannah Henderson
Stanley Brown Ollie Shaw (uncredited)
Mary Jane Carey Mary, the Secretary (uncredited)
Tommy Dixon Saunders (uncredited)
Jay Eaton Kirk (uncredited)
Richard Fiske Nelson (uncredited)
Si Jenks Newton 'Newt' Banks, Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Charles Lane Train Conductor (uncredited)
Rex Moore Newsboy (uncredited)
John Tyrrell Reed, a Workman (uncredited)


  • Memorable Films of the Forties, by John Reid
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