Blondie Knows Best

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"Dagwood Thinks He Has All The Answers... But Blondie Knows Best!"
  • Passed
  • 1945
  • 1 hr 11 min
  • 6.5  (221)

Blondie Knows Best is a 1946 comedy film starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead, Arthur Lake as her husband Dagwood Bumstead, and Larry Simms as their son, Alexander Bumstead. It is the seventh installment in the Blondie film series and follows the Bumstead family as they navigate various comic misadventures. The movie opens with Dagwood trying to sneak into the house late at night without waking up Blondie. He accidentally wakes her up, and she assumes he has been out with another woman. They argue, but eventually make up when Dagwood explains that he was working late to make some extra money to buy Blondie a fur coat.

The next day, Dagwood puts the finishing touches on a model ship that he has been building, but Alexander accidentally knocks it over and destroys it. Dagwood is upset, but Blondie tells him to let it go and move on.

Meanwhile, Alexander is having trouble with his schoolwork and gets a bad grade on his spelling test. Blondie decides to take matters into her own hands and become Alexander's teacher. She uses her unique teaching methods, including singing and dancing, to help him learn the material.

At the same time, Dagwood's boss asks him to take some clients out to lunch, but Dagwood accidentally takes them to a cheap diner instead of a fancy restaurant. The clients are not impressed, and Dagwood fears that he may lose his job.

Blondie decides to throw a fancy dinner party to impress Dagwood's boss and save his job. She bakes a cake from scratch, which turns out to be a disaster, but manages to salvage it with some creative decorating. The dinner party is a success, and Dagwood's job is saved.

Blondie Knows Best is a lighthearted comedy that showcases the wholesome values and humor of the Bumstead family. The film features the classic characters from the comic strip, including Dagwood's boss Mr. Dithers and his neighbor Herb Woodley. The chemistry between Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake is charming and entertaining, and Larry Simms delivers a delightful performance as Alexander.

Overall, Blondie Knows Best is a fun and enjoyable film that will leave audiences with a smile on their face. It is a classic example of the Golden Age of Hollywood comedies and is sure to entertain both fans of the Blondie comic strip and newcomers to the series.

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    6.5  (221)