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Life with Blondie (1945)

 -  Comedy  -  13 December 1945 (USA)
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The Bumstead family dog, Daisy, becomes a top dog-model, and receives so much acclaim that she comes to the attention of a gangster's girl friend, who persuades the gang to kidnap Daisy for ransom. Blondie and Dagwood go to Daisy's rescue.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ...
Arthur Lake ...
Larry Simms ...
Marjorie Ann Mutchie ...
Cookie Bumstead (as Marjorie Kent)
Daisy ...
Daisy
Jonathan Hale ...
Ernest Truex ...
Theodore Glassby, Apex Advertising
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Pete, Blackie's Henchman
Veda Ann Borg ...
Hazel
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The Bumstead family dog, Daisy, becomes a top dog-model, and receives so much acclaim that she comes to the attention of a gangster's girl friend, who persuades the gang to kidnap Daisy for ransom. Blondie and Dagwood go to Daisy's rescue.

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This was the first film in the series that did not use the character of Alvin Fuddle. The child actor who portrayed him, Danny Mummert, was appearing in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Mummert would return as Alvin in the next entry in the series, Blondie Knows Best (1946). See more »

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Follows Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940) See more »

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Daisy becomes a star model and Dagwood, a bathing suit model.
19 December 2003 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

Daisy gets away from the dog catcher again, now safe in the Bumstead house. A new neighbor, Tommy Cooper (Bobby Larson) comes by to meet the Bumsteads, including Blondie (Penny Singleton), Alexander (Larry Simms), Cookie (Marjorie Kent) and Dagwood (Arthur Lake). While Daisy gets in some trouble again by chasing a cat up a tree, someone gets an idea to make Daisy a pin-up/covergirl. She ends up on the cover of a magazine. Then she gets a deal for Daisy soap. Now that Daisy is a model, they make Dagwood a model for a bathing suit company. Guess who knocks down the postman this time? It's not Dagwood! Ernest Truex plays "Theodore Glassby". Danny Mummert was not in this one because he was committed to another film. Marjorie Ann Mutchie, "Cookie", is now credited as Marjorie Kent. The next film in the series is BLONDIE'S LUCKY DAY.


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