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Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  8 March 1939 (USA)
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Blondie takes over Dagwood's job while he goes off on a fishing trip.

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Complete credited cast:
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Jonathan Hale ...
Danny Mummert ...
Alvin
Daisy ...
Daisy
Dorothy Moore ...
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Marvin Williams
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Francine Rogers (as Linda Winters)
Stanley Brown ...
Joel Dean ...
Freddie Turner
Richard Fiske ...
Nelson
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Betty Lou Wood
Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra ...
Skinnay Ennis Band
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Dagwood Bumstead quits his job when his long-awaited vacation is postponed. Blondie asks J.C. Dithers to give Dagwood his job back, and Dithers agrees but on the condition that Blondie take charge of the office while he is in Washington closing a deal. Dagwood, left to tend the house while Blondie goes to work, succumbs to a neighbor's suggestion to go fishing and leaves Baby Dumpling in care of Blondie's sister, Dot, in town for a jitterbug contest. While fishing, Dagwood meets two entertainers from the Garden Cafe and when one of them, Francine, almost overturns the boat, Dagwood grabs to save her, and the "glutch" is photographed. Blondie has the film from Dagwood's camera developed, and Dithers wires her to buy some land owned by the Garden Club proprietor before he learns that it has been approved as the site of the new airport. Enroute, she picks up the developed film. Dagwood has wandered off to play pool, and Dot and her boy friend, Freddie, take Baby Dumpling with them to the... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE BUMSTEADS...AMERICA'S FAVORITE FAMILY IS COMING YOUR WAY! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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8 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blondie & Cª  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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To Pack or Not to Pack
3 January 2005 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Dagwood resigns from the Dithers Construction company when Dithers wants him to postpone his long awaited vacation to close a business deal. Blondie goes to Mr. Dithers to get Dagwood his job back, but he gives her Dagwood's job thinking it would be a good joke to play on Dagwood, who is now taking Blondie's role of housekeeper. Fustrated, Dagwood goes fishing with his neighbor Marvin Williams, who really goes out to escape his nagging wife and meet girls. One of these girls, Francine Rogers, falls for Dagwood, but he darts back for home. The next day Blondie finds a camera belonging to Francine (which has an uncompromising, but innocent photo of Dagwood and Francine) and decides to have the pictures developed, but first has to close a deal with Philpot (a nightclub owner) where Blondie's sister Dot is in a jitterbug contest with Freddie Turner, and Francine works as a singer, who Dagwood has come to explain the loss of her camera. The fireworks fly (literaly). One of the best entries in the series with slapstick galore (Dagwood's jitterbugging, Daisy "dancing", etc.) and overall brilliance from every angle. The script is able to seamlessly combine all the different stories for the various characters and have them come together at the end. Simms has plenty of smart one liners which are said expertly by the four year old. Rating, 10.


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