Now available from La Entertainment is a new 10-disc collection of classic Blondie films. Chic Young‘s comic-strip look at married life was brought to the big screen by Columbia Pictures in 28 comedies made between 1938 and 1950, with Arthur Lake as bumbling office worker Dagwood Bumstead and Penny Singleton as his ever-patient wife, Blondie. Featured here is a selection of 10 of the series’s funniest films: “Blondie” (1938), in which Dagwood loses his job just before the couple’s fifth anniversary; “Blondie Meets the Boss” (1939), which finds Dagwood on a fishing trip…and photographed in another woman’s arms; “Blondie Takes a Vacation” (1939), where the Bumsteads work to keep a rundown mountain resort open; “Blondie Brings Up Baby” (1939), with Baby Dumpling playing hooky to search for missing family dog Daisy; and “Blondie on a Budget” (1940), in which Dagwood seeks help from an old flame (Rita Hayworth) to buy a fur coat for Blondie. Then, “Blondie Has Servant Trouble” (1940) when the Bumsteads move into a supposedly haunted mansion; while on a trip to a relative’s ranch, “Blondie Plays Cupid” (1940) for an eloping couple (Glenn Ford, Luana Walters); a South American business trip with Mr. Dithers finds Dagwood in drag as a ship’s orchestra’s lady drummer in “Blondie Goes Latin” (1941); things go to the dogs when a Great Dane Blondie brings home beats out a client’s canine for a dog show prize in “Blondie in Society” (1941); and there’s comedy on the campus when “Blondie Goes to College” (1942) along with Dagwood.
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