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 »
Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.
Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften... See full summary »
Since Larry Simms was quickly approaching his pre-teen years, the producers of the series decided that "Baby" Dumpling couldn't go on being called "Baby" forever and they decided to drop the moniker and call the Bumstead son by his given name, Alexander. This is the first in the Blondie series in which it went into effect. See more »
Sometimes I think that horse understands everything I say.
Then he's smarter than I am.
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It's a Great Life was another funny entry in the Blondie series
This is the thirteenth in the Blondie movie series. It's also the first of two in which "Blondie" is not used as part of the title and the initial entry to feature Marjorie Ann Mutchie as Cookie, a role she'll play for the rest of the series. In this one, there are some workers at the house so when Dagwood takes a call from Mr. Dithers, those workers are making some noise so Dag can't hear everything clearly from his boss and thinks that he wants to buy a horse and not a house as a result. I'll stop there and just say the mix-up gets some funny situations going including that of a potential client played by Hugh Herbert being partly confused by some of it. (He even uses the word "dither" to describe his predicament reminding him of his scheduled meeting with the person of that name!) There's more to the plot than that but now I'll just say that It's a Great Life is a worthy entry in the Blondie series. P.S. I'll also say that Herbert's appearance-as well as what a couple of animals do here-was also reminiscent of what I experienced watching Hellzapoppin' several days ago which is utter nuttiness of the highest order!
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