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Blondie's Big Deal (1949)

 -  Comedy  -  10 March 1949 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Blondie mistakes a gold watch Dagwood carries home as her anniversary gift, it leads Dagwood into trouble with his boss, a loan shark, and crooked building contractors.

Director: Abby Berlin
Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
Certificate: Passed Comedy
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Blondie's sudden windfall causes noting but trouble for the Bumstead family.

Director: Abby Berlin
Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
Comedy
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Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naiveté, but Blondie saves the day.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.

Director: Abby Berlin
Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Penny Singleton ...
Arthur Lake ...
Larry Simms ...
Marjorie Ann Mutchie ...
Cookie Bumstead (as Marjorie Kent)
Jerome Cowan ...
Collette Lyons ...
Wilton Graff ...
Ray Walker ...
Harry Slack
Stanley Andrews ...
Mr. Forsythe
Mason Alan Dinehart ...
Rollo (as Alan Dinehart III)
Eddie Acuff ...
Jack Rice ...
Chester Clute ...
Mayor A.K. Ramsey
George Lloyd ...
Fire Chief
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 Meets the Boss (1939) See more »

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Arranged by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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Bland But Watchable
14 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

A bland but watchable entry in the Blondie series, "Blondie's Big Deal" has most of the series' usual features, with a story that includes a couple of interesting ideas.

Dagwood has come up with a brilliant invention, a new kind of paint that renders objects completely fireproof. But he is having trouble convincing his boss that it actually works, and at the same time a rival company is trying to steal his invention. Naturally, Dagwood quickly finds himself in a complicated mess, and Blondie has to try to bail him out. Thus begins a series of entanglements.

After a pretty good start, the plot soon becomes fairly routine, and almost completely predictable. But there are a couple of good scenes, and it is mildly entertaining to see how everything comes out.


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