Leave It to Blondie (1945)

02/22/1945 (US) Comedy 1h 14m
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After a nearly two-year layoff, Columbia revived its moneymaking "Blondie" series with 1945's Leave It to Blondie. Older but no wiser, Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead (Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake) enter a songwriting contest. It's all part of a plan to cover charity checks that they've signed separately but can't cover. Along the way, Blondie's blood boils when Dagwood gets innocently mixed up with beautiful music teacher Rita Rogers (Marjorie Weaver). The best scenes involve Dagwood's misguided efforts to cure a cold, leading to several motheaten but still reliable slapstick setpieces. Leave it to Blondie proved that the series hadn't lost its humor as Dagwood is arrested for murder, obliging our heroine to solve the case herself. Former bandleader Kirby Grant registers well as the nominal hero, while Milburn Stone scores as an imitation Walter Winchell (named "Winchester", no less!)

  1. Chic Young

    Characters

  2. Abby Berlin

    Director

  3. 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. Marjorie Weaver

    Marjorie Weaver

    Rita Rogers

  7. Jonathan Hale

    Jonathan Hale

    J.C. Dithers

  8. Chick Chandler

    Chick Chandler

    Eddie Baxter

  9. Danny Mummert

    Danny Mummert

    Alvin Fuddle

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Leave It to Blondie

Status Released

Original Language English

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