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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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1945 (USA) See more »

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

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Followed by Blondie's Big Moment (1947) See more »

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Celebrity Dog
28 November 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Roles get reversed in the Bumstead household in Life With Blondie. It's no longer Dagwood as the breadwinner of the family. Daisy through a human interest story becomes the spokesdog for a soap brand named Daisy Soap. All arranged through the good offices advertising executive Ernest Truex.

All of a sudden the Bumsteads are rolling in dough and Dagwood's salary with the J.C. Dithers Construction Company becomes almost superfluous. Arthur Lake feels his masculine role is challenged and that's fragile enough as it is.

But the Bumsteads come together when Daisy is dognapped by gangster Douglas Fowley because his moll Veda Ann Borg decides she thinks it would be nice to have Daisy. Arthur Lake, Penny Singleton and the US Navy rescue Daisy from the gangsters. How the Navy got involved is for you to see the film.

It's a funny entry in the Blondie series. My big complaint is that there was not enough of Veda Ann Borg in the film. When she's in the cast it's always special.


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