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Jack Henley (original screenplay)
Chic Young (comic strip characters)
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Release Date:
8 September 1949 (USA) See more »
Dagwood has been fired again and winds up in a hard-working labor crew while trying to get his old job back. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Penny Singleton ... Blondie Bumstead

Arthur Lake ... Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms ... Alexander Bumstead
Marjorie Ann Mutchie ... Cookie Bumstead (as Marjorie Kent)

Daisy ... Daisy
Jerome Cowan ... George Radcliffe
Lloyd Corrigan ... J.B. Hutchins
Ann Carter ... Louise Hutchins
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
James Flavin ... Brophy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rodney Bell ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Maurice Cass ... Pierre Dubois, Antique Dealer (uncredited)
Sherlee Collier ... Sally (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Diner (uncredited)
Kernan Cripps ... Officer (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Worker (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... President of Senate in Dagwood's Dream (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Angelo, Italian Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood ... Mary, Radcliffe's Receptionist (uncredited)
George Meader ... Floorwalker with Toupee (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Waiter (uncredited)

David Sharpe ... Luke (uncredited)

Emil Sitka ... Swedish Plaster Mixer (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Gus (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Delivery Man (uncredited)

Dick Wessel ... Mailman (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Chauffeur (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Bernds 
Writing credits
Jack Henley (original screenplay)

Chic Young (comic strip characters)

Produced by
Ted Richmond .... producer
Cinematography by
Vincent J. Farrar (director of photography) (as Vincent Farrar)
Film Editing by
Henry Batista 
Art Direction by
Jerome Pycha Jr. 
Perry Smith 
Set Decoration by
George Montgomery 
Makeup Department
Ida Forgette .... hair stylist
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jack Fier .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carter De Haven Jr. .... assistant director
Sound Department
Russell Malmgren .... sound technician
David Sharpe .... stunt double: Arthur Lake (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Goss .... camera operator (uncredited)
Al Layter .... gaffer (uncredited)
Pat Sutherland .... grip (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
George Duning .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul J. Smith .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Clarence Wheeler .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Frances McDowell .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
66 min | USA:72 min (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

The twenty-sixth of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Blondie (1938)See more »


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Dagwood and the hardhats, 4 December 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Lots of things are happening at the Bumstead household in Blondie Hits The Jackpot. Young Alexander is starting to feel his hormones, Blondie like so many million American housewives is glued to that radio hoping to win a jackpot from some game or quiz show. That would be changing shortly. And Dagwood gets fired once again, but in the Bumstead tradition lands on his feet.

I think Jerome Cowan as Dagwood's boss was a bit out of line on this one. Taking advantage of Alexander's adolescence at the request of a new potential client Lloyd Corrigan he gets Dagwood to arrange a first date with Corrigan's daughter Ann Carter for Larry Simms.

Carter has been spoiled rotten by her widower father and when the date doesn't work out due to Arthur Lake's usual bumbling, Cowan once again fires him. This time it really does look like it's for real as we see Lake flopping at a bunch of new jobs.

But Carter is not done yet. She gets Corrigan to hire him and then Lake is put in the construction end of construction. Dagwood and the hardhats do not mix and we get a lot of good sight gags at the site where Corrigan's building is going up.

Still there's something crooked afoot which I will not reveal and Dagwood once again saves the day. Of course in the usual Bumstead fashion.

This is one of the best of the Blondie series although I have to say it looks ridiculous at that construction site for Dagwood to keep yelling for his wife every time he screws up.

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