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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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Certificate: Passed Comedy
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Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
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Director: Abby Berlin
Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
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Cookie Bumstead (as Marjorie Kent)
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Ollie Merton
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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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Character actor Jerome Cowan had appeared in the previous entry in the "Blondie" series. With this film he becomes a regular cast member in the role of Mr. Radcliffe, who replaces Mr. Dithers (played by Jonathan Hale ) as Dagwood's boss. The story simply has Dagwood returning from vacation to find that Mr. Dithers is gone and has sold the business to Mr. Radcliffe. The highly volatile Mr. Dithers remained a part of the comic strip. See more »

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Followed by Beware of Blondie (1950) See more »

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Blondie's Big Moment intros Dagwood's new boss, Mr. George M. Radcliffe
23 July 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is the nineteenth in the Blondie movie series. The Bumsteads are back from a two-week vacation, granted to them by Dagwood's boss, Mr. Dithers. We later find out why he was so generous: He sold his construction firm to a Mr. George M. Radcliffe (Jerome Cowan) who, unlike Dithers, is unmarried. He also seems to have even more of a temper than his predecessor as Dag initially finds out after meeting him earlier on the bus! I'll stop there and just say this was another funny one in the series especially when all those things happen to Mr. Radcliffe. Oh, and Eddie Acuff returns as the postman here as he gets a larger showcase when he gets pestered by an insurance man throughout the course of the movie. There's also some amusing scenes involving a kid named "Slugger" (Johnny Granath). So on that note, I recommend Blondie's Big Moment.


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