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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:
Penny Singleton ...
Arthur Lake ...
Larry Simms ...
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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RIGHT ON THE HEELS OF THEIR FIRST HEART-WARMING SUCCESS...in the second of this grand series of family life comedies...based on CHIC YOUNG'S famous comic strip! (original poster_ See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

8 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blondie & Cª  »

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| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

That Week in Paris
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Ben Oakland
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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Some hilarious slapstick makes this entry worthwhile.
11 December 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

I have always been a fan of the Blondie comics, even to this day, but some of the movies have been duds. In this one, however, I found myself laughing uncontrollably at times, with the highlight being Dagwood's (Arthur Lake's) accidentally stumbling into a jitterbug dance contest with Dorothy Moore (playing Blondie's sister). His uncoordinated movements while slipping and trying to regain his balance was masterfully done and simply hilarious. It's easily worth the price of admission for this sequence alone.


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