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Leave It to Blondie (1945)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 22 February 1945 (USA)
Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften... See full summary »

Director:

Abby Berlin

Writers:

Connie Lee, Chic Young (comic strip characters)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ... Blondie Bumstead
Arthur Lake ... Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms ... Alexander Bumstead
Marjorie Ann Mutchie Marjorie Ann Mutchie ... Cookie Bumstead
Daisy ... Daisy
Marjorie Weaver ... Rita Rogers
Jonathan Hale ... J.C. Dithers
Chick Chandler ... Eddie Baxter
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
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Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften up a female client in order to close a real estate deal. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1945 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Acuff, who had played several nonrecurring roles in the Blondie series before this entry, took over from Iriving Bacon as the hapless mailman who gets bowled over by Dagwood each morning. See more »

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Followed by Blondie's Reward (1948) See more »

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A financial hole
15 January 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In Leave It To Blondie both Dagwood and Blondie write out a check for the Bumstead commitment to a new kid's summer camp for $100.00 each. That's twice what they pledged and it's really depleted their checking account balance.

But there's a possibility of ready cash as the head of the summer camp committee Eula Morgan is also sponsoring a local songwriting contest. Arthur Lake goes into the Bumstead family archives and has found an old song that Uncle Henry Bumstead wrote back in the day. Dagwood submits it as his own and he becomes one of three finalists in the contest.

Now personally I think it was a bit unfair for the contest organizers to ask for the songwriters to sing their own material. Dagwood wasn't exactly Crosby or Sinatra to begin with, but that cold he gets really doesn't help. After all did anyone ever ask Jerome Kern to sing his own material?

It all works out in the end and while Lake does not become the new Irving Berlin he closes a nice real estate deal for the J.C. Dithers Construction Company. That's all mixed in with the songwriting contest and you'll have to watch Leave It To Blondie to see how.


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