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Jack Henley (original screenplay)
Chic Young (comic strip characters)
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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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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)

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The twenty-sixth of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead.See more »
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Author: rsoonsa ( from Mountain Mesa, California

The 26th in a series of 28 Blondie films, based upon the ever-popular Chic Young comic strip and produced by Columbia, any freshness is long spent as this piece displays that familiar puerile scripting, and low level performing by Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead, that characterizes all of the episodes. For this chapter, Alexander Bumstead (Larry Simms) prepares for his first date, arranged by Dagwood's boss, Mr. Radcliffe (Jerome Cowan) in order to gain a lucrative construction contract for his company because a prospective client, new in town, is seeking an escort for his daughter at her birthday party. Dagwood is persuaded by Blondie to walk his son home from the party so that he may explain the "facts of life" to Alexander, but instead he knocks the girl's father into a swim pool, is fired by Radcliffe and, following a tiresome montage of failed employment efforts, is hired as a construction worker. Ineptly toiling at a construction site, Dagwood finds that faulty girders are intentionally being utilized, and a witless scene occurs when he is chased as a result of his discovery, during which he nonetheless manages to send a plea for aid, as usual, to Blondie. The building location is property of the man whose pool dunking led to his termination, and perplexities ensue, the title's reference to Blondie's attempt at winning a radio contest having but a weak connection to the other plotted activity. As it is directed by Edward Bernds, who wrote and helmed an abundance of Three Stooges inanities, it can be no surprise that this movie falls shy of the comic strip's comedic tone, additionally resultant from Lake's consistently banal interpretation of Dagwood as an utter nincompoop who functions only through Blondie's accordance. Such weak material limits the players to slapstick or hamminess, although reliable Lloyd Corrigan is effective as the wealthy customer wooed by Radcliffe, and the camerawork is top-flight for this effort shot on location in the eastern San Fernando Valley sector of Los Angeles.

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