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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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Blondie Bumstead
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Alexander Bumstead
Marjorie Ann Mutchie ...
Cookie Bumstead (as Marjorie Kent)
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Toby Clifton
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Mailman
Jack Rice ...
Ollie Shaw
Alyn Lockwood ...
Mary
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Herb Woodley
Isabel Withers ...
Harriet Woodley
Danny Mummert ...
Alvin Fuddle
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Adolph
William E. Green ...
Samuel P. Dutton
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Daisy
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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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With this 28th and final entry in the series, Columbia's Blondie movies became one of the most prolific franchises in film history. And it didn't end here - the same characters (and some of the same actors) also took part in a 1957 sitcom version of this material. See more »

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Follows Blondie in the Dough (1947) See more »

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Dagwood and the Badger game
10 November 2015 | by 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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