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Blondie's Reward (1948)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 June 1948 (USA)
Dagwood gets in trouble at work when he buys the wrong property for his boss and when he is accused of punching out a client's son.

Director:

Abby Berlin

Writers:

Edward Bernds (original screenplay), Chic Young (based on the comic strips created by)
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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
Gay Nelson Gay Nelson ... Alice Dickson
Ross Ford ... Ted Scott
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
Paul Harvey ... John D. Dickson
Frank Jenks ... Ed Vance
Chick Chandler ... Bill Cooper
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Ollie Merton
Eddie Acuff ... Mr. Johnson
Frank Sully ... Officer Carney
Myron Healey ... Cluett Day
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Storyline

Dagwood is tricked into buying some swamp-land for Mr. Radcliffe, his boss, and, as a result, is demoted to office boy. However when Radcliffe discovers the lands real value he rushes to the Bumstead home to prevent Dagwood from re-selling the land back to the crooks. Blondie is way ahead of both men on getting this handled. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

BLONDIE'S NEWEST SIDE-SPLITTER! (original print ad-all caps)

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1948 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This would be the last "Blondie" film directed by Abby Berlin. With the next entry, screenwriter Edward Bernds would take over as the director for the remainder of the series. See more »

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Blondie's Reward is another very funny entry in the series
27 July 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is the twenty-third in the Blondie movie series. In this one, Dagwood is allowed to stay at home. He wants to relax but Blondie wants him to varnish the floor! Mr. Radcliffe arrives to take Dag to work to purchase a piece of land for him as a "dummy". (No, NOT the kind you usually think of but Mr. Bumstead fits that bill, of course!) There's also a visiting pro football player, some crooks who deal with Dag, and some boxing involved. The second entry in the series written by Edward Bernds, this was another very funny outing for him. And director Abby Berlin does wonders with the material cramming as much action as allowed. This would be his final contribution to the movie series though he'd return to the source material when helming the pilot of the TV version several years later. Bernds takes over with the next entry. So that's a high recommendation for Blondie's Reward. P.S. Eddie Acuff's postman finally gets a name here: He's Mr. Johnson.


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