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Blondie (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 30 November 1938 (USA)
In this first of the Blondie series, Dagwood loses his job on the eve of his and Blondie's fifth wedding anniversary.

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Arthur Lake ...
Larry Simms ...
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Dorothy Moore ...
Dorothy
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C.P. Hazlip
Jonathan Hale ...
Gordon Oliver ...
Chester Franey
Danny Mummert ...
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Mrs. Miller
Willie Best ...
Porter
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Hal K. Dawson ...
Eddie (scenes deleted)
Chuck Hamilton ...
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Blondie and Dagwood are about to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary but this happy occasion is marred when the bumbling Dagwood gets himself involved in a scheme that is promising financial ruin for the Bumstead family. Camping on the porch of the Poor House would become the most-used prevalent plot line in the 27 series-films that followed. It was also an issue in the comic-strip for about a year after its inception when it was basically a continuity strip but, aside from Dagwood's inability to coax a pay-raise from Mr. Dithers over the years, the financial status of the family was seldom an issue when the format switched to a gag-a-day strip. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Out of the "Funnies"... Straight into Your Heart! See more »

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The first of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead. See more »

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Followed by Blondie's Anniversary (1947) See more »

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One Night of Love
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
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Highly enjoyable fun. The first in a great comic series.
15 October 2001 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

I have seen this and countless others in the series and always beat a path to the TV if I know any one them is on. AMC, in their less commercial era showed these every Sunday morning. Please watch these films if you have the opportunity. They are great, clean, non-violent family fun. And they work wonderfully well today.


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