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Blondie Meets the Boss

Blondie Meets the Boss(1939)

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Brief Synopsis

Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake) quits his job when his long-awaited vacation is postponed. Blondie (Penny Singleton) asks J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) to give Dagwood his job back, and Dithers agrees but on the condition that Blondie take charge of the office while he is in Washington closing a deal. Dagwood, left to tend the house while Blondie goes to work, succumbs to a neighbor's suggestion to go fishing and leaves Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) in care of Blondie's sister, Dot (Dorothy Moore), in town for a jitterbug contest. While fishing, Dagwood meets two entertainers from the Garden Cafe and when one of them, Francine (Linda Winters), almost overturns the boat, Dagwood grabs to save her, and the "glutch" is photographed. Blondie has the film from Dagwood's camera developed, and Dithers wires her to buy some land owned by the Garden Club proprietor before he learns that it has been approved as the site of the new airport. Enroute, she picks up the developed film. Dagwood has wandered off to play pool, and Dot and her boy friend, Freddie (Joel Dean), take Baby Dumpling with them to the jitterbug contest at the Garden Cafe. Blondie recognizes Francine from the fishing photograph just as Dagwood comes along in pursuit of Baby Dumpling. She smacks him with her purse, then leaves with Baby Dumpling. The cafe owner finds the Dithers telegram realizes the importance of his land. Meanwhile, reeling from the impact of Blondie's blow, wins the jitterbug contest with his wild gyrations.

Cast & Crew

Penny Singleton Blondie Bumstead
Arthur Lake Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms Baby Dumpling Bumstead
Daisy Himself
Danny Mummert Alvin Fuddle
Jonathan Hale Mr. Dithers
Dorothy Moore Dottie Miller
Don Beddoe Marvin Williams
Linda Winters Francis Rogers
Joel Dean Freddie Turner
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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):  75 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)

    Jay 2009-02-07

    One of the best in the series, the jitterbug scene is great, the cast is perfect. Great fun and extremely enjoyable. MORE>