By accident Dagwood discovers a non-flammable paint. Bad guys Dillon and Stack steal it before he can give it to his boss Radcliffe. To show off his invention, Dagwood paints Radcliffe's ... See full summary »
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 joins the army
The Blondie series of films from Columbia Pictures ran from 1938 to 1950 completely covering the World War II years. Ironic indeed that Dagwood Bumstead who never served in the Armed Services during the war now decides to enlist in the Army Reserve. I guess he did not figure on Korea being close at hand. Of course Dagwood was the sole support of his family which include Blondie, two children and several dogs.
But enlist he does so the Blondie series now has a service comedy among it films. By this time the American movie going public was used to the Bumsteads and Arthur Lake's interpretation of the lovable bumbling Dagwood so little was left to the imagination. Dagwood was to the army as Gomer Pyle was to the Marines. The usual service comedy situations served up nice.
The second plot element in this film involves three confidence people, William Frawley, Frank Jenks, and Iris Adrian who conspire to sell the Bumstead home to some unsuspecting buyers. When Penny Singleton finds a strange couple living at their house after visiting Dagwood in basic training I'd say she was a lot more understanding than most would be.
This is the next to last of the Blondie series and it's a good one.
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