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Footlight Glamour (1943)

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Rich tool manufacturer hires Dagwood for a new plant, but Blondie upsets things when she casts the rich man's daughter in a play.

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Ann Savage ...
Vicki Wheeler
Jonathan Hale ...
Irving Bacon ...
Marjorie Ann Mutchie ...
Danny Mummert ...
Daisy ...
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Rich tool manufacturer hires Dagwood for a new plant, but Blondie upsets things when she casts the rich man's daughter in a play.

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based on comic | sequel | See All (2) »

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DAGWOOD IN TROUBLE AGAIN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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30 September 1943 (USA)  »

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| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Last film in the series for Irving Bacon as the Bumpstead's hapless mailman Hwho delivered mail to the house under a variety of names. He would be replaced by Eddie Acuff, who had appeared earlier in the series in a variety of nondescript roles. See more »

Quotes

[Dagwood is on stage when a dove flies out of his rented costume]
Alexander: Where did that come from?
Alvin: I don't know. But, someone was sure to give him the bird.
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Follows Blondie for Victory (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Martha: Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Friedrich von Flotow
Arranged by John Leipold
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The Bumsteads do a stage play for the USO.
18 December 2003 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

This is the 14th film in the "Blondie" film series. Alvin (Danny Mummert) comes over to the Bumstead home to ask Dagwood (Arthur Lake) a favor for his mother. His mother wants Dagwood to take the clock in to be repaired. But when Dagwood mistakes the clock for a can of peaches, he destroys the clock with the can opener. Now he owes Alvin five dollars or a new clock. Alexander (Larry Simms) says they were eating applesauce for breakfast. Blondie (Penny Singleton) is trying to find a way to get more ration books. Cookie (Marjorie Ann Mutchie) now answers the phone politely. Ann savage (Detour [1945]) plays "Vicki Wheeler" who gets the Bumsteads and even the postman involved in a stage play for the USO (United Service Organizations). The next film in the series is LEAVE IT TO BLONDIE.


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