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Blondie's Holiday (1947)

Passed | | Comedy | 10 April 1947 (USA)
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.

Director:

Abby Berlin

Writers:

Connie Lee (original screenplay) (as Constance Lee), Chic Young (comic strip characters)
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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
Grant Mitchell ... Samuel Breckenridge
Sid Tomack ... Pete Brody
Mary Young ... Mrs. Breckenbridge
Jeff York ... Paul Madison (Class of '32)
Bobby Larson ... Tommy Cooper
Jody Gilbert ... Cynthia Thompson (Class of '32)
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Ollie Shaw
Alyn Lockwood Alyn Lockwood ... Mary the Switchboard Operator
Eddie Acuff ... Postman
Tim Ryan ... Mike
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Storyline

The Bumsteads receive two letters: one announcing a high-school reunion dinner, the other a "course" showing how to pick winners at the race track. Later, when Dagwood calls to tell Blondie he has received a two-dollar-and-fifty-cent weekly raise, friends present at their home to discuss the reunion dinner with Blondie jump to the conclusion that the raise was $250 weekly. and expect the Bumsteads to pay for the dinner. Dagwood gets fired again, and horse-racing, a race-track, touts, bookies and assorted characters also get involved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original US 16 mm television syndication prints)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The twentieth of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead. See more »

Quotes

Dagwood Bumstead: Blondie! Hey, Blondie! Hey! I'm gonna graduate! I passed! I passed English!
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Dagwood Bumstead: No. Is that the way you did it?
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[they hug]
Paul Madison: Even Blondie couldn't help you. Don't you know yet, you're the class dimwit, the guy voted most likely to flop? You'll never be able to hold a decent job, let alone get one.
Blondie Bumstead: You keep quiet, Paul Madison. You may be the ...
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Connections

Follows Blondie Meets the Boss (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Der Deitcher's Dog. Comic Ballad. (Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone)
(uncredited)
Written by Septimus Winner (1864)
Often played as part of the score when a dog is onscreen
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Have you ever noticed that Dagwood is a lot like Curious George?
13 August 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While I love the Blondie and Dagwood films, after a while it was obvious that the titles were completely random. Think about it in this case, "Blondie's Holiday"....there is no holiday, no vacation at all in the film! A few episodes back, there was and this holiday installment inexplicably was called "Blondie's Big Moment"! What was this big moment? I have no idea as the film wasn't about this at all!!

The story finds Blondie putting Dagwood in a VERY awkward position. She and a couple old classmates are planning a reunion and when they think Dagwood made it big in business, Blondie agrees to pay for a reunion dinner that ended up costing about $500...a princely sum back in the day. In fact, Dagwood was earning $75 a week and there was no way that they could afford this. As for Dagwood, remember that he isn't too bright, so he decides to try investing his money on horse racing...and ends up being caught during a police raid!! So how do the Busteads end up extricating themselves from this? After all, Dagwood IS like Curious George...a guy who ends up doing all the wrong things but again and again it all seems to work out anyway!!

This is a modestly enjoyable outing despite Blondie. It has a few laughs and a story very much in line with the spirit of the films. Not great but good despite Blondie's inexplicably actions.


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