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It's a Great Life (1943)

05/27/1943 (US) Comedy 1h 12m
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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. Karen DeWolf

    Screenplay

  4. Connie Lee

    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

  6. Hugh Herbert

    Hugh Herbert

    Timothy Brewster

  7. Jonathan Hale

    Jonathan Hale

    J.C. Dithers

  8. Danny Mummert

    Danny Mummert

    Alvin Fuddle

  9. Alan Dinehart

    Alan Dinehart

    Collender Martin

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

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Original Language English

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