Blondie's Blessed Event (1942)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Screwball Comedy, Domestic Comedy, Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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An historical entry in Columbia's Blondie series, Blondie's Blessed Event recreates the moment in Chic Young's original comic strip wherein Blondie and Dagwood were blessed with baby daughter Cookie. The first portion of the film involves the tribulations of Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake) as he tries to take his wife Blondie (Penny Singleton) and his new daughter (Norma Jean Wayne) home from the hospital. The bulk of the story concerns a get-rich-quick scheme involving Dagwood and an eccentric artist (Hans Conried). There's also a few frantic moments at a convention where Dagwood embarrasses his boss Mr. Dithers (Jonathan Hale). The eleventh of Columbia's "Blondie" B-pictures, Blondie's Blessed Event is one of the best of the batch.



daughter, scheme, artist, childbirth, convention, husband-and-wife, boss [employer], employment, family, hospital, problems