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Blondie's Big Moment (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 January 1947 (USA)
When Blondie has an opportunity to become a star the Bumstead household, mainly Dagwood, becomes upset.

Director:

Abby Berlin

Writers:

Connie Lee (original screenplay) (as Constance Lee), Chic Young (based on the comic strip by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ... Blondie
Arthur Lake ... Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms ... Alexander Bumstead
Marjorie Ann Mutchie Marjorie Ann Mutchie ... Cookie Bumstead (as Marjorie Kent)
Daisy ... Daisy
Anita Louise ... Miss Harriet Gary
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Ollie Merton
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Mr. Greenleaf
Johnny Granath Johnny Granath ... Clarence Oliver 'Slugger' Mayberry
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Storyline

Dagwood falls foul of George M. Radcliffe even before he knows he's the new boss. After he manages to put a big deal in jeopardy he's in real trouble, and Blondie has the bright idea of having Radcliffe round for dinner. Maybe also inviting the feisty new schoolteacher to make up the foursome wasn't so bright though. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

The hilarious Bumstead clan hits a new high in madcap comedy. (Studio publicity sheet).

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bundle of Trouble See more »

Company Credits

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

Character actor Jerome Cowan had appeared in the previous entry in the "Blondie" series. With this film he becomes a regular cast member in the role of Mr. Radcliffe, who replaces Mr. Dithers (played by Jonathan Hale ) as Dagwood's boss. The story simply has Dagwood returning from vacation to find that Mr. Dithers is gone and has sold the business to Mr. Radcliffe. The highly volatile Mr. Dithers remained a part of the comic strip. See more »

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In the extra footage tacked onto the beginning of the television version, Dick Wessel is shown playing the mailman. Dick Wessel does appear in this series entry, but as the bus driver. See more »

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Followed by Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949) See more »

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The new boss
19 October 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Blondie feature offers a new challenge to one of the Bumsteads. J.C. Dithers has sold his business after Dagwood has just enjoyed a nice vacation. Dithers arranged it so that the new owner George Radcliffe won't meet Arthur Lake before the deal is consummated.

Anyway poor Lake finds out that his new boss is Jerome Cowan and things just happen in the usual Bumstead fashion to annoy Cowan enough to put his job in jeopardy. As it is he loses his private office.

But Blondie takes a hand and invites the new boss to dinner along with the new school teacher the Bumstead kids have played by Anita Louise. She's a woman with progressive ideas including a take your kids to the office day. She gets on Cowan's nerves as does Johnny Granatti who is a new friend to Alexander and who beans Cowan with a baseball.

Once again the Bumstead's lives and livelihood are threatened. But there certainly is an unseen power that protects Dagwood and Blondie, never more apparent than in Blondie's big moment.

Cowan who usually is in dramatic parts, best known as Myles Archer in The Maltese Falcon does well in this unusual comic turn for him. Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton are their usual funny selves in this feature.

The only question is how long will Cowan hold on to the business having to deal with Dagwood every day.


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