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When the profits of their various film series began slumping in the mid-1940s, Columbia Pictures tried to broaden the appeal of these films by disguing the fact that they were indeed series entries. Thus it was that Columbia's 13th "Blondie" picture was shipped out as It's a Great Life. The comic confusion begins when Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake), intending to buy a house, buys a horse instead. Before the film's 75 minutes have run their course, Dagwood gets mixed up in a fox hunt. But Blondie (Penny Singleton) saves the day as usual, with the help of eccentric millionaire Timothy Brewster (Hugh Herbert). After It's a Great Life and #14 "Footlight Glamour", Columbia restored the name "Blondie" to the titles of all subesequent installments in this long-running comedy series.

  1. Chic Young

    Characters

  2. Frank R. Strayer

    Director

  3. Connie Lee

    Screenplay

  4. Karen DeWolf

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Penny Singleton

    Penny Singleton

    Blondie Bumstead

  2. Arthur Lake

    Arthur Lake

    Dagwood " Dag " Bumstead

  3. Larry Simms

    Larry Simms

    Alexander Bumstead

  4. Marjorie Ann Mutchie

    Marjorie Ann Mutchie

    Cookie Bumstead

  5. Daisy

    Daisy

    Daisy

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It's a Great Life
It's a Great Life

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Status Released

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  • May 27, 1943
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 12m

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