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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)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1948 (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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"You're lucky to have a brilliant young executive like Bumstead..."...so obviously it's a case of mistaken identity!!
13 August 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While I did enjoy "Blondie's Reward" I am deducting a point for one grotesque scene where Alvin pretends to be mentally deficient. It's terribly acted and just gross.

The rest of the story is quite good. Dagwood is instructed to buy a valuable piece of property for his boss but instead buys some swampland from some crooks. Naturally Radcliffe is angry but instead of his usual (firing Dagwood) he demotes him. But, through a mix-up the demotion doesn't last long. Dagwood is supposed to pick up some papers from a client but a neighbor (a former pro footballer and All-American) does the errand for Dagwood. There, he encounters a brutish jerk who attacks a woman and then him...and the All- American ends up knocking the crap out of the jerk! Now you'd think going to a client's home and hitting someone would be a problem...but the client is thrilled...he hates the jerk and loves that Dagwood (or who he thinks is Dagwood) taught the guy a lesson on manners. What's next? Well, Dagwood has his old job back and all appears to be working out fine...until the ruse is discovered. What's next?? Well, A LOT!!!

Overall, despite the nasty scene I mentioned, a good installment of the series. Worth seeing, though it is certainly insensitive.


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