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Blondie's Hero (1950)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 March 1950 (USA)
Dagwood accidentally enlists in the Army reserve. Blondie accompanies him to basic training camp.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Jack Henley (story), Jack Henley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ... Blondie
Arthur Lake ... Dagwood
Larry Simms ... Alexander
Marjorie Ann Mutchie Marjorie Ann Mutchie ... Cookie (as Marjorie Kent)
Daisy ... Daisy
William Frawley ... Marty Greer
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
Joe Sawyer ... Sgt. Gateson
Teddy Infuhr Teddy Infuhr ... Danny Gateson
Alyn Lockwood Alyn Lockwood ... Mary Reynolds
Iris Adrian ... Mae
Frank Jenks ... Tim Saunders
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Dagwood accidentally enlists in the Army reserve. Blondie accompanies him to basic training camp.

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

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Follows Blondie's Holiday (1947) See more »

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Dagwood joins the army
11 December 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1950 (USA) See more »

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