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Blondie's Lucky Day (1946)

 -  Comedy  -  4 April 1946 (USA)
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Dagwood takes over the office in Dithers's absence and hires former WAC Mary Jane. Dagwood and the WAC become unemployed, the Bumsteads start their own business, and Dagwood gets his old job back.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ...
Arthur Lake ...
Larry Simms ...
Marjorie Ann Mutchie ...
Cookie Bumstead (as Marjorie Kent)
Daisy ...
Daisy
Bob Haymes ...
Jonathan Butler Jr. (as Robert Stanton)
Angelyn Orr ...
Sgt. Betty Jane McDermott
Jonathan Hale ...
Frank Jenks ...
Mailman
Paul Harvey ...
Jonathan Butler, Sr.
Charles Arnt ...
Mayor Richard Denby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shirley Mills ...
Grace Perkins (scenes deleted)
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Dagwood takes over the office in Dithers's absence and hires former WAC Mary Jane. Dagwood and the WAC become unemployed, the Bumsteads start their own business, and Dagwood gets his old job back.

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4 April 1946 (USA)  »

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| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Followed by Blondie's Anniversary (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

I Find Love
(uncredited)
Written by Gordon Clifford and Jack King
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Dagwood gets to be boss.
19 December 2003 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

The alarm clock didn't work so the Bumsteads household is behind schedule this morning. Mr. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) drops by to let Dagwood (Arthur Lake) take over as boss at the office for three weeks. Dagwood must do a favor for the Mayor (Charles Arnt) and hire SGT. McDermott for Mr. Dithers. The only problem is, McDermott is a woman, Betty Jane McDermott (Angelyn Orr). Dagwood out of courtesy must invite her to dinner. As Dagwood already knows, Blondie (Penny Singleton) would be jealous. Yet another new postman (Frank Jenks). This one just out of the Army. He feels he can dodge Dagwood too. Of course he can't. When Dithers comes back, Blondie gets an idea for Dagwood to be boss of his own construction company with Betty Jane's help. This was Jonathan Hale's last time playing Mr. Dithers. Danny Mummert was not in this one. Bob Haymes plays "Johnny Butler". For fun, can you spot the Wonder Bread? The next film in the series is BLONDIE KNOWS BEST.


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