Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)

75 mins | Comedy | 8 March 1939

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Blondie Steps Out . The film marked the first feature release of actor Robert Sterling (1917--2006), who appeared in several pictures that were shot in late 1938 and 1939. Blondie Meets the Boss was the second picture in the Blondie series. For additional information about the series, consult the Series Index and see Blondie! ... More Less

The working title of this film was Blondie Steps Out . The film marked the first feature release of actor Robert Sterling (1917--2006), who appeared in several pictures that were shot in late 1938 and 1939. Blondie Meets the Boss was the second picture in the Blondie series. For additional information about the series, consult the Series Index and see Blondie! (above). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
22 Feb 39
p. 3.
Film Daily
1 May 39
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
31 Dec 38
pp. 4-5.
Hollywood Reporter
22 Feb 39
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
28 Feb 39
p. 6.
Motion Picture Herald
25 Feb 39
p. 48.
New York Times
27 Apr 39
p. 31.
Variety
8 Mar 39
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Mus dir
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the comic strip "Blondie" created by Chic Young and owned and copyrighted by King Features Syndicate, Inc. (1930--).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"You Had It Coming to You," words and music by Samuel Lerner and Ben Oakland.
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Title:
Blondie Steps Out
Release Date:
8 March 1939
Production Date:
27 December 1938--24 January 1939
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp. of Ca., Ltd.
Copyright Date:
27 February 1939
Copyright Number:
LP8673
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
4944
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Dagwood Bumstead quits his job because his boss, Mr. Dithers cancels his vacation, Blondie decides to meet Dithers and plead for her husband's job. To teach Dagwood a lesson, Dithers offers Blondie the job, which makes Dagwood so angry that he decides to sneak away on a fishing trip with neighbor Marvin Williams. Unknown to Dagwood, Marvin has arranged a rendezvous with singers Betty Lou Wood and Francis Rogers, and when Blondie accidentally sees some photos of her husband with Francis, trouble comes to the Bumstead house. After a series of comic mixups, Dagwood is reinstated in both his boss's and wife's good graces, and normalcy returns to chez ... +


When Dagwood Bumstead quits his job because his boss, Mr. Dithers cancels his vacation, Blondie decides to meet Dithers and plead for her husband's job. To teach Dagwood a lesson, Dithers offers Blondie the job, which makes Dagwood so angry that he decides to sneak away on a fishing trip with neighbor Marvin Williams. Unknown to Dagwood, Marvin has arranged a rendezvous with singers Betty Lou Wood and Francis Rogers, and when Blondie accidentally sees some photos of her husband with Francis, trouble comes to the Bumstead house. After a series of comic mixups, Dagwood is reinstated in both his boss's and wife's good graces, and normalcy returns to chez Bumstead. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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