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Blondie's Secret (1948)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  23 December 1948 (USA)
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The Bumsteads are trying to leave on their vacation but one thing after another (including Radcliffe stealing their luggage) is stopping them.

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(original screenplay), (based upon the comic strip "Blondie" created by)
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Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ...
Arthur Lake ...
Larry Simms ...
Marjorie Ann Mutchie ...
Cookie (as Marjorie Kent)
Daisy ...
Daisy
Jerome Cowan ...
Thurston Hall ...
Jack Rice ...
Danny Mummert ...
Frank Orth ...
Alyn Lockwood ...
Mary
Eddie Acuff ...
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Murray Alper ...
Larry
Greta Granstedt ...
Mona the Moll
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
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The Bumstead family is all set to take a long-awaited vacation, but office trickery, counterfeiters, a petty thief, the loss of their suitcases and other complications, including Daisy getting impounded, keep delaying them. But Blondie takes charge and they wind up with an extra week of vacation time. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Ooohhh!!! What you'll see! How you'll roar...learning Blondie's Secret. (Title lobby card).

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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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Starting with this film, Edward Bernds, who wrote some of the screenplays, replaced Abby Berlin as the director. Bernds would directed the remaining entries in the "Blondie" series. See more »

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Follows Blondie in Society (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Susanna
(1846) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung a cappella by Arthur Lake with modified lyrics
Reprised as part of the score at the end
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Blondie's Secret was the first in the series directed by Edward Bernds
28 July 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is the twenty-fourth in the Blondie movie series. The Bumsteads are ready for their vacation but because a client of Mr. Radcliffe wants only Dagwood to correct some errors in some building plans, Blondie reluctantly agrees to a one-day delay despite Dagwood's boss having done that three times already! Then this client wants some more corrections and now Radcliffe has to find a way to delay yet again without upsetting Blondie. His toady, Ollie Merton (Jack Rice), has some ideas...Being the first of the series directed by Edward Bernds, this one has plenty of good laughs as well as a plot that for once doesn't have Dag getting fired, asking for a raise, or Blondie getting jealous of other females around her hubby. (Though if she knew what Dag was dreaming about, she wouldn't like it!) I should note that Alvin Fuddle, as played by Danny Mummert, sounds like the native Texan Mummert really was in this one. Oh, and there's a subplot involving a counterfeiting ring. So on that note, Blondie's Secret is another worthy one in the series. P.S. While Eddie Acuff's postman was addressed as Mr. Johnson in the last one, here he's Mr. Beasley which was the name used in the actual comic strip created by Chic Young as well as the name for the previous regular mailman, Irving Bacon, in the very first Blondie movie 10 years earlier!


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