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Beware of Blondie (1950)

Approved | | Comedy | 13 April 1950 (USA)
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.

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Dagwood is left in charge of the J. C. Dithers Construction Company, with orders to complete an unfinished deal with Tony Enpreprises, He is also give three signed black checks in the event he needs any cash, A beautiful blonde, introducing herself as Toby Clifton, owner of Toby Enterprises, walks into the office. Several conferences later , they wind up in her hotel room, where Toby changes into a flimsy gown. Adolph, her confederate in blackmail burst in and, pretending to be her husband, demands $5,000 from Dagwood to avoid a scandal. Many complications arise from that action, none of which he can handle but his wife Blondie takes a hand. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This became the last feature film for Arthur Lake, Larry Simms and Marjorie Ann Mutchie. Lake would reprise the role of Dagwood in the television series seven years later. See more »

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Follows Blondie Goes to College (1942) See more »

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Dagwood and the Badger game
10 November 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Blondie film series came to an end with Beware Of Blondie. Kind of a misleading title as the only one who should fear Blondie is Dagwood when he's done something stupid.

Apparently J.C. Dithers has decided to re-enter the construction business and is once again Dagwood's boss, this time played briefly by Edward Earle. Apparently Dithers is in his dotage because he's forgotten what a klutz Dagwood could be as Dithers leaves him in charge of the office including fiduciary responsibility for the company's funds in his absence.

Truth be told Arthur Lake doesn't have a chance as one of Columbia Pictures newest sex symbols Adele Jergens sets Dagwood up with the old badger game. Douglas Fowley shows up as the husband with the alienated affections and Dagwood writes out a check to Jergens to save her from a horrible beating.

Another piece of serendipity saves Dagwood and his job, but the Blondie series was over. Penny Singleton got into some blacklist problems and did not work for 12 years.

The series goes out on a so-so note, but the Bumsteads legion of fans should be happy.


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