In order to close a business deal, Dagwood impersonates Mr. Dithers. While doing so he must avoid the nearly blind process server Jim Gray.

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Dagwood is about to get sued by a neighbor for $500,000 and needs to raise some money real fast as he only makes about $4,000 a year working for the J. C. Dithers Construction Company. He finally obtains the money by allowing himself to be the guinea pig injected with a new truth serum. As a result of being able to speak only the truth, which he always did anyway, he wins a new contract for the Dithers firm and a raise. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DAGWOOD THINKS HE KNOWS THE ANSWERS...BUT BLONDIE Knows best (original ad - many caps)

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Edward Bernds' first "Blondie" credit; he went on to both write and direct several more series installments over the following 4 years. See more »

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Follows Blondie on a Budget (1940) See more »

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Who Said Dreams Don't Come True?
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Written by Harry Akst, Benny Davis and Al Jolson
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A litigious neighbor
12 January 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This film might have been the cause for confusion for devoted viewers of Columbia's Blondie series. Jerome Cowan who later played George Radcliffe who bought the Dithers Construction company from Jonathan Hale and became Dagwood Bumstead's boss shows up here cast as a wolfish potential client for J.C. Dithers.

It all starts when Arthur Lake in his usual bumptious way tries to make friends with an irascible neighbor Arthur Loft and wrecks the man's car and garage. More bad luck because Loft is a lawyer who just loves suing people. At the same time Jonathan Hale gets into a fender bender with Cowan before each knows who the other is. Hale and Lake change identities, Dagwood in order to avoid a determined but nearsighted process server played by Shemp Howard. Shemp and Lake have the best scenes in the film.

When all seems lost Dagwood decides to donate his body to scientists Steven Geray and Ludwig Donath who eye him the way Bela Lugosi eyed Lou Costello in Abbott&Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Of course because of the mysterious providence that protects the family Bumstead it all works out in the end. And Dagwood even gets to work for Jerome Cowan in the future.


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