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Blondie's Big Deal Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Blondie's Big Deal was the 24th entry in Columbia's popular "Blondie" series. Since the actors were getting a bit too long-in-tooth to be thoroughly convincing in their characterizations, is for the most part played on a farcical level. This time around, Dagwood (Arthur Lake) invents a nonflammable paint, much to the delight of his boss Radcliffe (Jerome Cowan), who hopes to snag a lucrative contract. Dishonest competitors plan to sabotage Dag's invention, but Blondie (Penny Singleton) and neighborhood boy-genius Rollo (Alan Dinehart III) do a little detective work and save the day. Director Edward Bernds handles the material in the manner of his "Three Stooges" 2-reelers: At one point, Blondie is decorously tied to a chair by the villains, while at another juncture Dagwood causes an outsized slapstick explosion. Bernds' breezy approach may not have pleased diehard "Blondie" fans, but it turned out to be a much-needed booster shot for this flagging film series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Penny Singleton
as Blondie
Arthur Lake
as Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms
as Alexander
Jerome Cowan
as George Radcliffe
Collette Lyons
as Norma
Wilton Graff
as Dillon
Ray Walker
as Stack
Stanley Andrews
as Forsythe
Eddie Acuff
as Mailman
Jack Rice
as Ollie
Chester Clute
as Mayor
George Lloyd
as Fire Chief
Alyn Lockwood
as Mary
Danny Mummert
as Alvin Fuddle
Ronnie Ralph
as Girard

Crew

Edward Bernds
Director
Ted Richmond
Producer
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Batista
Editor
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