Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the ... See full summary »
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is ... See full summary »
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »
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
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After poor Dagwood tries some assertiveness with Mr. Dithers offering to resign if Dithers doesn't rescind his rescinding of the Bumstead's vacation, Jonathan Hale let's Arthur Lake go. Things get further complicated when Penny Singleton goes to Hale to get her husband's job back and finds herself being hired. So for most of the film we find Dagwood tending to the domestic chores and Blondie dealing with the demands of the career and a wolf or two at the Dithers Construction Company.
It gets even worse philandering neighbor Don Beddoe tries to get Dagwood to join in a romantic romp. Dorothy Comingore is certainly a lovely distraction, but a compromising photograph of her and Arthur Lake just about ruins the Bumstead marriage.
I find the whole premise rather silly and I could hardly believe that the Dithers Construction Company couldn't function for a couple of weeks without a Bumstead on the payroll. Still there are some precious moments in Blondie Meets The Boss, my favorite being Blondie plowing into the mailman for a change.
The swing band of Skinnay Ennis is featured here with a vocal or two from Ennis who around this time was featured on Bob Hope's radio show. And there is a jitterbug contest that Lake and Comingore accidentally enter.
Fans of the series should like this.
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