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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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Cast

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

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Naughty Naughty (I'm Surprised At You)
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Ben Oakland
Lyrics by Milton Drake
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Wholesome and a pure sense of humor. Light-hearted fun.
18 December 2002 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

As you may know by now after seeing the first film of the series "Blondie", the films are wholesome and have a pure sense of humor. This second film "Blondie Meets The Boss" is just as funny as the first. If the Blondie films seem to be serious at times, please take it in light-hearted fun. Everything works out. Dagwood wears the apron this time. You might recognize the boy who plays "Alvin Fuddle". He is Danny Mummert. He played Baby Dumpling's pal beginning with the very first film, Blondie (1938), at the age of 4 until the last film, Beware of Blondie (1950), at the age of 16. Danny Mummert did 24 Blondie films in all. Mr. Mummert has not been in a film since 1956, but no doubt is enjoying his life in retirement. As always, the film ends with a happy ending and a smile on your face. Isn't Daisy a hoot? The next film in the series is BLONDIE TAKES A VACATION.


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