Blondie, Vol. 1
Chic Young's comic-strip look at married life was brought to the big screen by Columbia in 28 comedies made between 1938 and 1950, with Arthur Lake as bumbling office worker Dagwood Bumstead and Penny Singleton as his ever-patient wife, Blondie. Featured here are the series's first five films: "Blondie" (1938), in which Dagwood loses his job just before the couple's fifth anniversary; "Blondie Meets The Boss" (1939), which finds Dagwood on a fishing trip...and photographed in another woman's arms; "Blondie Takes A Vacation" (1939), where the Bumsteads work to keep a rundown mountain resort open; "Blondie Brings Up Baby" (1939), with Baby Dumpling playing hooky to search for missing family dog Daisy; and "Blondie On A Budget" (1940), in which Dagwood seeks help from an old flame (Rita Hayworth) to buy a fur coat for Blondie. Each full-length film features a brief "teaser" scene before the opening credits. 6 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
- Frank R. Strayer
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy , Gene Lockhart, Jonathan Hale, Gordon Oliver, Danny Mummert, Kathleen Lockhart, Ann Doran, Dorothy Moore, Fay Helm, Willie Best, Ian Wolfe, Richard Fiske, Stanley Andrews, Charles Lane, Hal K. Dawson, Walter Soderling, Hooper Atchley, Irving Bacon, Emory Parnell, Edgar Dearing, Harold Minjir, David Newell... More