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Blondie's Blessed Event (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 April 1942 (USA)
Cynical writer George Wickley arrives as the Bumstead household experiences the birth of daughter Cookie.

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Complete credited cast:
... Blondie Bumstead
... Dagwood Bumstead
... Baby Dumpling (Alexander) Bumstead
... Daisy
... J.C. Dithers
... Alvin Fuddle
... George Wickley
... Ollie Shaw
... Mr. Crumb
... Sarah Miller
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Cynical writer George Wickley arrives as the Bumstead household experiences the birth of daughter Cookie.

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Blondie has a baby... Dagwood has a fit... You'll have hysterics!

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9 April 1942 (USA)  »

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A Bundle of Trouble  »

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| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Although Blondie is about to give birth to Cookie, due to the Hays Code, she could have no physical indication that she is expecting. See more »

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

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Ah Loo Loo
(uncredited)
Written by Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin
Sung by Penny Singleton
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I bet most mothers-to-be would love to look as pregnant as Blondie!
26 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

This installment of Blondie and Dagwood begins with learning that Blondie is pregnant and about to give birth. However, she looks no larger than usual! Many women would love to look this svelte and still have a healthy baby!! Considering that the pair sleep in separate beds, it's actually a wonder they EVER had any kids...and this one is about as chaste and Production Code-friendly as you'll find.

During the pregnancy, Dagwood is a nervous wreck and is driving EVERYONE around him crazy. It's so bad that Mr. Dithers sends Dagwood to a convention to make a speech just to get rid of him and give Blondie a break! During this time away, Dagwood gets help from an out of work playwright. George Wickley (Hans Conreid) is a real moocher and he helps Dagwood because he's hungry. Later, after the baby arrives, Wickley shows up at the Bumstead house and makes himself right at home...and is a total nuisance. But Dagwood is a wimp and has a hard time tossing out his new friend. Where will all this end?!

This is a pleasant film with a problem that was amazingly easy to solve...yet wasn't until the very end. They milked this idea foe a lot but still managed to have an enjoyable installment. I particularly enjoyed seeing Baby Dumpling growing up. He insists on being called Alexander* and has more backbone that his addle-brained father. Well worth seeing.

*IMDB points out in an earlier movie in the series that Dagwood tells Baby Dumpling his real name was 'Dagwood Jr.'. Well, they apparently forgot about this or perhaps Chick Young came up with the name Alexander in the interim!


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