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Blondie's Big Moment (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 January 1947 (USA)
When Blondie has an opportunity to become a star the Bumstead household, mainly Dagwood, becomes upset.

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Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
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Clarence Oliver 'Slugger' Mayberry
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Dagwood falls foul of George M. Radcliffe even before he knows he's the new boss. After he manages to put a big deal in jeopardy he's in real trouble, and Blondie has the bright idea of having Radcliffe round for dinner. Maybe also inviting the feisty new schoolteacher to make up the foursome wasn't so bright though. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The hilarious Bumstead clan hits a new high in madcap comedy. (Studio publicity sheet).

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9 January 1947 (USA)  »

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Bundle of Trouble  »

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

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Follows Blondie Meets the Boss (1939) See more »

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The new boss
19 October 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Blondie feature offers a new challenge to one of the Bumsteads. J.C. Dithers has sold his business after Dagwood has just enjoyed a nice vacation. Dithers arranged it so that the new owner George Radcliffe won't meet Arthur Lake before the deal is consummated.

Anyway poor Lake finds out that his new boss is Jerome Cowan and things just happen in the usual Bumstead fashion to annoy Cowan enough to put his job in jeopardy. As it is he loses his private office.

But Blondie takes a hand and invites the new boss to dinner along with the new school teacher the Bumstead kids have played by Anita Louise. She's a woman with progressive ideas including a take your kids to the office day. She gets on Cowan's nerves as does Johnny Granatti who is a new friend to Alexander and who beans Cowan with a baseball.

Once again the Bumstead's lives and livelihood are threatened. But there certainly is an unseen power that protects Dagwood and Blondie, never more apparent than in Blondie's big moment.

Cowan who usually is in dramatic parts, best known as Myles Archer in The Maltese Falcon does well in this unusual comic turn for him. Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton are their usual funny selves in this feature.

The only question is how long will Cowan hold on to the business having to deal with Dagwood every day.


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