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Blondie in Society (1941)

Approved | | Comedy | 17 July 1941 (USA)
Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.

Director:

Frank R. Strayer

Writers:

Karen DeWolf (screen play), Eleanore Griffin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ... Blondie
Arthur Lake ... Dagwood
Larry Simms ... Baby Dumpling
Daisy ... Daisy
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ... (as Robert Mitchell's Boys Choir)
Jonathan Hale ... J.C. Dithers
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
William Frawley ... Waldo Pincus
Edgar Kennedy ... Doctor
Chick Chandler ... Cliff Peters
Irving Bacon ... Mailman
Bill Goodwin ... Announcer
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Storyline

Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.

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Taglines:

Blondie moves in the best circles...NO WONDER THE BUMSTEADS ARE DIZZY!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blondie na Sociedade See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ninth of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead. See more »

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Blondie refers to the Great Dane as being female, but in the next shot, the dog is obviously a male. See more »

Connections

Followed by Blondie's Lucky Day (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
(1905) (uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Words by Harry Williams
Hummed by Penny Singleton
Sung a cappella by Penny Singleton
Reprised by Penny Singleton and The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir at the dog show
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Hangin' Out With The Critters
13 October 2018 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

So what happened with the title. I must have missed the 'society' that Blondie is supposedly in. Instead the title should be something like Daisy Gets a Big Brother. But whatever the brand, it's still typical Bumstead fun. This time B&D get caught up in a fancy dog show where they all argue over who owns Chin-Up the Great Dane. Is the lucky one Mr. Dithers, Blondie, Dagwood, or about twenty other guys. Everyone's got his cash interest since the dog's a shoo-in for the big purse. Plus B has run-up big debts back when 50-bucks was real money. Nostalgia-wise, I love the 1941 bouncy washing machine that half drowns the Bumstead kitchen. Good thing my mom's worked better.

It's the usual great family antics, including Daisy and the boys. But I miss Dagwood in the latter part when the dog show takes over. His comic interactions with a stern Blondie are, I think, the heart of series success. Anyway, I expect that's Singleton doing her own singing since she started out as a singer. At the same time, I now know why I didn't become a mailman, especially when not even being a tree climber helps. And here's hoping Daisy got extra kibbles and Chin-Up got an extra cattle herd for their expert acting. So, all in all, don't let title expectations deter you. The entry may not be the best, but it's still a Blondie fun-fest.


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