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Blondie 

Arthur Lake had played Dagwood in a long series of "Blondie" movies. This show, retelling stories and situations familiar to readers of the comic strip, lasted one year.

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Chic Young
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Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.

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Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.

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A salesman convinces Blondie that Baby Dumpling is a budding genius, so the Bumsteads enroll him in a special school from which he disappears.

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Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the ... See full summary »

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Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.

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Dagwood disguises himself as a drummer in the ship's conga band to sneak aboard a South American cruise ship. Blondie performs several song-and-dance routines.

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Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.

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Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Arthur Lake ...  Dagwood Bumstead 26 episodes, 1957
Pamela Britton ...  Blondie Bumstead 26 episodes, 1957
Florenz Ames ...  J.C. Dithers / ... 26 episodes, 1957
Ann Barnes Ann Barnes ...  Cookie Bumstead 26 episodes, 1957
Stuffy Singer Stuffy Singer ...  Alexander Bumstead 26 episodes, 1957
Harold Peary ...  Herb Woodley / ... 26 episodes, 1957
Hollis Irving ...  Mrs. Woodley / ... 17 episodes, 1957
Elvia Allman ...  Cora Dithers / ... 13 episodes, 1957
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Arthur Lake had played Dagwood in a long series of "Blondie" movies. This show, retelling stories and situations familiar to readers of the comic strip, lasted one year.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ブロンディ See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Debuted on NBC on 4 January 1957 and last aired 27 September 1957. See more »

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Referenced in Rifftrax Shorts: Christmas Toyshop (2008) See more »

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Dagwood goes to TV
13 October 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

One of the bigger victims of typecasting was Arthur Lake. After a while no one could see him as anything else but the henpecked Dagwood Bumstead from the Blondie comics. Lake did a series of films for Columbia Pictures that ended in 1951 based on Chic Young's comic strip. One of the reasons it came to an end was the blacklist troubles of Penny Singleton playing Blondie.

While Lake lived there was no one else who could remotely be considered for the part of Dagwood and he was considered for nothing else. So in 1957 Blondie got revived for television with Pamela Britton as Blondie. Their two children were Stuffy Singer and Ann Barnes. The Woodleys the ever prying neighbors were Harold Peary and Hollis Irving. And Dagwood's boss J.C. Dithers was Florenz Ames.

Dagwood was a trip. Those eight inch concoctions of sandwich he made, his constant collisions with the poor mailman while racing for the bus. Honestly I never figured out why this guy just didn't time his deliveries when he knew Lake was at work. And his razor like mind when it came to math. I still remember those adding machine noises he made while working with figures. All in his head and he was always right. Today he'd be working at some top secret government project.

It was a funny show, but sad to say it only lasted a season. And poor Arthur Lake could never get another role.


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