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Blondie's Anniversary (1947)

Passed | | Comedy | 18 December 1947 (USA)
When Blondie mistakes a gold watch Dagwood carries home as her anniversary gift, it leads Dagwood into trouble with his boss, a loan shark, and crooked building contractors.

Director:

Abby Berlin

Writers:

Jack Henley (original screenplay), Chic Young (based on the comic strip by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ... Blondie
Arthur Lake ... Dagwood
Larry Simms ... Alexander
Marjorie Ann Mutchie Marjorie Ann Mutchie ... Cookie (as Marjorie Kent)
Daisy ... Daisy
Adele Jergens ... Gloria Stafford
Jerome Cowan ... George M. Radcliffe
Grant Mitchell ... Samuel Breckenbridge
William Frawley ... Sharkey, the Loan Shark
Edmund MacDonald ... Bob Burley
Fred F. Sears ... Bert Dalton (as Fred Sears)
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Ollie Shaw
Alyn Lockwood Alyn Lockwood ... Mary
Frank Wilcox ... Carter
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When Blondie mistakes a gold watch Dagwood carries home as her anniversary gift, it leads Dagwood into trouble with his boss, a loan shark, and crooked building contractors. Written by Ray Hamel

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 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 (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Dagwood Bumstead: Wait a minute, wait a minute, what does it amount to today?
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Dagwood Bumstead: Huh? Oh, I can't understand that interest.
Sharkey, the Loan Shark: Oh, you can't huh? Well this is known as compound interest.
Dagwood Bumstead: Compound?
Sharkey, the Loan Shark: Yeah. Compound fracture interest.
Dagwood Bumstead: Compound fracture?
Sharkey, the Loan Shark: Yeah. If you don't get that dough up in 24 hours, I com' and pound a fracture in your skull! See how it works out?
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Connections

Follows Life with Blondie (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Anniversary Song (Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed)
(1946) (uncredited)
Music by Iosif Ivanovici, arranged by Saul Chaplin, lyrics by Al Jolson and Saul Chaplin
Played as background music when "anniversary" is onscreen
Hummed by Penny Singleton
Played as background music at the end
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Dagwood ends up wearing concrete galoshes!
13 August 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This aptly named installment of the Blondie and Dagwood series finds Dagood in trouble because he's incredibly stupid. In other words, it's pretty typical of the films!! In this case, his boss, Mr. Radcliffe, is trying to kiss up to a potential client's secretary (Adele Jurgens) and he buys her a very expensive watch and asks Dagwood to deliver it. However, it happens to be Dagwood's anniversary and Blondie thinks the watch is for her. So, Dagwood does something rather dishonest...he buys a cheap imitation for the secretary. When the watch falls apart, Radcliffe is naturally angry and fires him.

Soon, the competition for a construction job hires Dagwood to do some drafting work. However, in the process Dagwood overhears them and their plans to build a shoddy and unsafe hospital and he cannot allow this and confronts the men...and ends up in concrete! What's next? See the film to discover if Dagwood goes for a swim.

In addition to femme fatale Adele Jurgens, another guest star is William Frawley, as Dagwood ALSO ends up working with this loan shark! Overall, an enjoyable outing...and pretty typical for the series.


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