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Blondie Brings Up Baby

Blondie Brings Up Baby(1939)

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Brief Synopsis

A book salesman (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland) sells Blondie Bumstead (Penny Singleton) a set of books on child training because he has convinced her that Baby Dumplin (Larry Simms) is a child prodigy. Meanwhile, J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale), boss of Blondie's husband, Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake), rips Dagwood for altering the plans on an apartment building the construction firm is building for Abner Cartwright (Robert Middlemass) and, to keep his job, Dagwood must get Cartwright to sign off on the changes - the latter refuses in order to escape from an unfavorable contract. Baby Dumpling, the genius, is registered at school and Daisy, accompanying him, is picked up by the dog-catcher on the way back home and taken to the pound. Daisy is adopted by Melinda Mason (Peggy Ann Garner), the crippled daughter of one of the town's wealthiest men. Baby Dumpling looks everywhere and can not find Daisy, and plays hooky from school the next day. Immediately, Blondie and Dagwood suspect kidnapping, and Dagwood learns that Melinda, also missing, was last seen playing with a little boy and a dog. Dagwood promptly heads for the Mason estate, where he is even more promptly arrested as a kidnap suspect.

Cast & Crew

Penny Singleton Blondie Bumstead
Arthur Lake Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms Baby Dumpling Bumstead
Daisy Himself
Danny Mummert Alvin Fuddle
Jonathan Hale J. C. Dithers
Robert Middlemass Abner Cartwright
Olin Howland Book agent
Fay Helm Mrs. Fuddle
Peggy Ann Garner Melinda Mason
Grace Stafford Miss White
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1939 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) Production Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  67 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  7    

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  • Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)

    Jay 2009-02-06

    Very entertaining fourth series entry. Daisy is captured by the dogcatcher. That dog is amazing! Funny and well written, the cast is excellent. MORE>