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Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake) poses as his boss Mr. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) so that a big business deal can be consummated while Dithers avoids nearsighted process server Jim Gray (Shemp Howard). The upshot of all this is that Dagwood ends up in a lunatic asylum, forcing Blondie (Penny Singleton) to come to the rescue. Number 18 in the long running Blondie series. Blondie Knows Best was writer/director Edward Bernds' first entry in the long-running "Blondie" series, and arguably his funniest. Bernds was a big fan of comedian Shemp Howard (whom he'd directed in several Columbia 2-reelers) and accordingly he gives Shemp free reign in his scenes, resulting in some hystericially funny moments. Blondie Knows Best represented Jonathan Hale's farewell to the series; in the next entry, Blondie's Big Moment, he would be replaced by Jerome Cowan as Mr. Radcliffe

  1. Chic Young

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  2. Abby Berlin

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  3. Al Martin

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  4. Edward Bernds

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  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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  • October 17, 1946
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 9m

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