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Blondie's Holiday (1947)

Passed | | Comedy | 10 April 1947 (USA)
Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.

Director:

Abby Berlin

Writers:

Connie Lee (original screenplay) (as Constance Lee), Chic Young (comic strip characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 M. Radcliffe
Grant Mitchell ... Samuel Breckenridge
Sid Tomack Sid Tomack ... Pete Brody
Mary Young ... Mrs. Breckenbridge
Jeff York ... Paul Madison (Class of '32)
Bobby Larson ... Alvin Fuddle
Jody Gilbert ... Cynthia Thompson (Class of '32)
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Ollie Shaw
Alyn Lockwood Alyn Lockwood ... Mary the Switchboard Operator
Eddie Acuff ... Postman
Tim Ryan ... Mike
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Storyline

The Bumsteads receive two letters: one announcing a high-school reunion dinner, the other a "course" showing how to pick winners at the race track. Later, when Dagwood calls to tell Blondie he has received a two-dollar-and-fifty-cent weekly raise, friends present at their home to discuss the reunion dinner with Blondie jump to the conclusion that the raise was $250 weekly. and expect the Bumsteads to pay for the dinner. Dagwood gets fired again, and horse-racing, a race-track, touts, bookies and assorted characters also get involved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 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 twentieth of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead. See more »

Quotes

Paul Madison: I went to school with Bumstead. They let him graduate so they could have his desk.
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Connections

Follows Blondie on a Budget (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Tausend und eine Nacht (Thousand and One Nights), Op. 346
(1871) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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Blondie's Holiday was another of the funny entries in the series
24 July 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is the twentieth in the Blondie movie series. In this one, Dagwood and his boss, Mr. Radcliffe, are to meet a bank president to get him to agree to approve a new building. He also has a 15-year high school reunion dinner to plan with Blondie. Oh, and there's also a subplot concerning gambling...This was another funny entry in the long-running Blondie series with quite a few colorful characters to, in Sheldon Leonard's words in my favorite movie-It's a Wonderful Life, "give the joint atmosphere", if you know what I mean. In this one, Bobby Larson appears one more time as Alexander's friend, Tommy Cooper, substituting for Danny Mummert's Alvin Fuddle. Also, Daisy's offspring Elmer is the scene-stealing pooch this time around. So on that note, Blondie's Holliday is well worth a look for the series' fans. P.S. This was Constance, or Connie, Lee's final script for the series having done writing on them since Blondie's Blessed Event.


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