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Blondie in the Dough (1947)

Passed | | Comedy | 16 October 1947 (USA)
Blondie's sudden windfall causes noting but trouble for the Bumstead family.

Director:

Abby Berlin

Writers:

Arthur Marx (screenplay), Jack Henley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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)
Jerome Cowan ... George Radcliffe
Hugh Herbert ... Llewellyn Simmons
Clarence Kolb ... J.T. Thorpe
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
William Forrest ... Robert 'Bob' Dixon
Eddie Acuff ... Postman
Norman Phillips Jr. Norman Phillips Jr. ... Ollie Shaw (as Norman Phillips)
Kernan Cripps ... Harry Baxter
Fred F. Sears ... Quinn (as Fred Sears)
Alyn Lockwood Alyn Lockwood ... Mary
Daisy ... Daisy
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Storyline

Dagwood causes the Radcliffe Construction Company to lose a potential contract for a new radio-station building when he so irritates the client on the golf course that the client stops the negotiations. Blondie takes a hand. She meets an eccentric business man, joins him in his hobby of cooking, and eventually uses him as a lever to regain the building contract for Dagwood and the Radclidde company. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink-net>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1947 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Follows Life with Blondie (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Bringing in the Sheaves
(uncredited)
Music by George A. Minor
Words by Knowles Shaw
Played on a radio
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Blondie in the Dough was perhaps the funniest of the Blondie movie series so far!
26 July 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is the twenty-first in the Blondie series. In this one, Dag is a caddy for a radio station owner. Blondie goes into business when she gets compliments on her cookies. (This is decades before her comic strip self and neighbor Tootsie Woodley start a catering business!) And Hugh Herbert-previously in series entry It's a Great Life-returns as another funny befuddled character. This was perhaps the funniest of the series so far. Maybe the fact Arthur Marx-yes, Groucho's son-is one of the writers is a reason. Or maybe director Abby Berlin had a bit more comic rhythm this time. Whatever it was, I found myself laughing mostly all the way through. So on that note, I highly recommend Blondie in the Dough. P.S. As with the previous two entries, a line mentions Mr. Dithers as the previous owner of the construction business. This may have been put in to remind audiences that the movie series isn't completely following the canon of the comic strip or the radio series that was running at the same time where Mr. Dithers was still present on that show and Arthur Lake was playing Dagwood there as well. Blondie, however, would be played by Arthur's wife Patricia Van Cleve as well as Ann Rutherford for a season instead of Penny Singleton by the time the series ended on those airwaves in 1950.


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