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Blondie's Reward (1948)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 June 1948 (USA)
Dagwood gets in trouble at work when he buys the wrong property for his boss and when he is accused of punching out a client's son.

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Penny Singleton ...
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Larry Simms ...
Marjorie Ann Mutchie ...
Cookie Bumstead (as Marjorie Kent)
Jerome Cowan ...
Gay Nelson ...
Ross Ford ...
Danny Mummert ...
Paul Harvey ...
John D. Dickson
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Ed Vance
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Bill Cooper
Jack Rice ...
Ollie Merton
Eddie Acuff ...
Mr. Johnson
Frank Sully ...
Officer Carney
Myron Healey ...
Cluett Day
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Dagwood is tricked into buying some swamp-land for Mr. Radcliffe, his boss, and, as a result, is demoted to office boy. However when Radcliffe discovers the lands real value he rushes to the Bumstead home to prevent Dagwood from re-selling the land back to the crooks. Blondie is way ahead of both men on getting this handled. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BLONDIE'S NEWEST SIDE-SPLITTER! (original print ad-all caps)

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| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The twenty-third 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 wrong real estate
20 December 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Dagwood Bumstead is certainly not getting in solid with his new boss Jerome Cowan in Blondie's Reward. Cowan gives Arthur Lake a rare day off, but it's a working day off. He's sent to act as a dummy for Cowan who wants to buy a parcel of land.

But Lake proves he's a dummy in fact as well as name when he buys the wrong parcel from a pair of sharpies played by Frank Jenks and Chick Chandler. He's stuck with some swamp land that no one has any use for and Cowan has to keep on salary and not fire him in order that he pay back what he gave him to buy.

Young Ross Ford is also mistaken for Dagwood when he goes on an errand for him and punches out Myron Healey who is the prospective son-in-law of Cowan client Paul Harvey. But Cowan's daughter Gay Nelson likes what she sees and Harvey likes what he hears about as he didn't really like Healey anyway.

A combination of the Bumstead kids and neighbor Danny Mummert save the day for the Bumsteads and Penny Singleton puts things right for her man. As Blondie always does.

This is an amusing entry in the Blondie series.


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