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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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What big moment?! A better title would be "Dagwood Gets a Nasty Boss" or "Dagwood's Balancing Act"!
13 August 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While I really enjoy the Blondie and Dagwood films, I sure have noticed that the titles of the movies are completely random and have nothing to do with what you see. "Blondie's Big Moment"?? What big moment? The film instead is about Dagwood's nasty new boss and his attempts to keep his job and keep his family happy.

The story finds the Bumsteads returning home from a vacation and Dagwood is in a great mood. However, he doesn't know that Mr. Dithers sold the company and the new owner is a complete jerk. But, as you'd expect from Dagwood, he manages to insult the boss and take a bad situation and make it so much worse. It's so bad that Dagwood is demoted and could easily find himself unemployed. At the same time, Alexander and his classmates are looking forward to visiting Dagwood's office...and Dagwood is both afraid to disappoint them and afraid to tell his ultra-nasty boss. What's to come of all this?

The fact that everything magically works out by the end of the film is a given if you've seen other films in the series. But the new boss truly is a jerk. Dithers was blustery but decent down deep...Mr. Radcliffe is pretty much a jerk-face. Perhaps he'll mellow in future films. Regardless, as usual the story is engaging and enjoyable and it's worth seeing.


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