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Blondie's Big Deal (1949)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 March 1949 (USA)
By accident Dagwood discovers a non-flammable paint. Bad guys Dillon and Stack steal it before he can give it to his boss Radcliffe. To show off his invention, Dagwood paints Radcliffe's ... See full summary »

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Marjorie Ann Mutchie ...
Cookie Bumstead (as Marjorie Kent)
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Mayor A.K. Ramsey
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Alyn Lockwood ...
Mary, Radcliffe's Secretary
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By accident Dagwood discovers a non-flammable paint. Bad guys Dillon and Stack steal it before he can give it to his boss Radcliffe. To show off his invention, Dagwood paints Radcliffe's house with it and disgraced when the house burns down. Blondie discovers the culprits and saves the day. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The twenty-fifth 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's Secret (1948) See more »

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Why aren't the Bumsteads on easy street?
8 November 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Why the Bumsteads aren't on easy street after Dagwood invents his fireproof paint Blondie's Big Deal fails to answer. But the film does deliver good family humor Bumstead style.

Arthur Lake is always looking to improve himself and it may just have happened. Some chemical experiments of his have resulted in Dagwood inventing a fireproof paint. This could give the Radcliffe Construction Company a leg up on contracts. But Jerome Cowan's unscrupulous rivals Ray Walker and Wilton Graff steal Dagwood's paint and sabotage the experiment conducted on Cowan's fishing cabin. As it burns down Dagwood sees his career go up in flames.

But it's Blondie in this film that is the savior. Penny Singleton and a new genius kid that's moved on the block Mason Alan Dinehart who save the day which includes Dagwood's job, once again in jeopardy.

Funniest bit is the demonstration of the fireproof paint that goes so badly and costs town mayor Chester Clute what we would call a photo op today.

Still this invention should have netted the Bumsteads Gazillions.


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