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Life with Blondie (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 13 December 1945 (USA)
The Bumstead family dog, Daisy, becomes a top dog-model, and receives so much acclaim that she comes to the attention of a gangster's girl friend, who persuades the gang to kidnap Daisy for ransom. Blondie and Dagwood go to Daisy's rescue.

Director:

Abby Berlin

Writers:

Chic Young (comic strip characters), Connie Lee (original screenplay)
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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 (as Marjorie Kent)
Daisy ... Daisy
Jonathan Hale ... J.C. Dithers
Ernest Truex ... Theodore Glassby, Apex Advertising
Marc Lawrence ... Pete, Blackie's Henchman
Veda Ann Borg ... Hazel
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The Bumstead family dog, Daisy, becomes a top dog-model, and receives so much acclaim that she comes to the attention of a gangster's girl friend, who persuades the gang to kidnap Daisy for ransom. Blondie and Dagwood go to Daisy's rescue.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1945 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film in the series that did not use the character of Alvin Fuddle. The child actor who portrayed him, Danny Mummert, was appearing in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Mummert would return as Alvin in the next entry in the series, Blondie Knows Best (1946). See more »

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

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It shoulda been named "Life with Daisy".
13 August 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Like so many of the Blondie & Dagwood films, the title has absolutely nothing to do with the film. Oddly, despite the title, it's all about the Bumstead's dog, Daisy.

When the story begins, the Bumsteads are frustrated with Daisy, as she's been a bad dog. However, their frustration is short-lived, as she's discovered by a company and they want to feature the pooch in a big advertising campaign. Soon the dog is earning more money than Dagwood and Blondie is spending all her time with Daisy at photo shoots. This causes jealousy with the kids and Dagwood to rear its ugly head. It also happens to coincide with a gangster who decides to steal Daisy for his demanding girlfriend.

Like most of the films in this long running series, this is enjoyable and worth your time. Neither the best nor among the worst in the series...it's undemanding and enjoyable...mostly because you like the characters so much.


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