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Blondie for Victory (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, War | 6 August 1942 (USA)
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank R. Strayer

Writers:

Karen DeWolf (screenplay), Connie Lee (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ... Blondie
Arthur Lake ... Dagwood
Larry Simms ... Baby Dumpling
Daisy ... Daisy
Majelle White Majelle White ... 'Cookie' (as Cookie)
Stuart Erwin ... Pvt. Herschel Smith
Jonathan Hale ... J.C. Dithers
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
Edward Gargan ... Sergeant
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Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esposas em Pé de Guerra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[Blondie has observer duty at the local dam]
J.C. Dithers: A wife's place is in the home... and not by a dam site!
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Connections

Followed by Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949) See more »

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Ah Loo Loo
(uncredited)
Written by Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin
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Home front for the Bumsteads
17 November 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

It's wartime now and Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead have shifted to wartime priorities. For Dagwood it's not much, he's got a draft exemption as the sole support of a wife, two children, and several dogs courtesy of Daisy. But Blondie wants to do her bit for the country as well. She's organized the housewives of the neighborhood as a kind of female home guard which does first aid. In fact two of the first people that Blondie and her women get to practice first aid on are Dagwood and Mr. Dithers.

Unfortunately work at the Dithers Construction Company has slowed because Arthur Lake is not getting the T/L/C he deserves from Penny Singleton. Lake and Jonathan Hale concoct a Lucy Ricardo like scheme to get Singleton to fold up her little amazon militia involving Stu Erwin, a soldier awaiting orders. Can't tell what it is, but Lucille Ball never thought of anything better.

Dagwood as usual is in hot water this time with our Armed Services, but he gets out at the end of the film none the wiser because you know in the next film it will be something equally bizarre.

Blondie For Victory? Good thing our war effort wasn't dependent on the Bumsteads.


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