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Footlight Glamour (1943)

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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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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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

The fourteenth of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead. 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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Connections

Followed by Blondie's Big Deal (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Martha: Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Friedrich von Flotow
Arranged by John Leipold
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User Reviews

Nothing depressing about this non-depression era "Blondie" entry.

A little bit of Arthur Lake (as Dagwood or anybody else) is more than enough, and usually too much, but this entry, set in mid-WW II,ranks as one of the best in the series, especially in the segments involving the stage play, and more so when Jonathan Withers and Thurston Hall stroll across the stage totally unaware a live play is being presented.


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