Blondie: It’s a Great Life (1943) starring Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake
In Blondie: It’s a Great Life, Dagwood mistakenly buys a horse …
- Reggie the horse at the office building.
- Dagwood and Blondie each dreaming about Reggie being mistreated …. And Dagwood leaps across dreams to the rescue!
- Dagwood falling asleep as he’s singing Cookie to sleep.
- After Reggie’s reappeared at the Bumsteads, everyone’s looking for him. So Daisy leads him into the house!
- As J.C. Dithers is leading Mr. Martin through the house to show that Reggie the horse isn’t there …. He opens a closet door and there’s Reggie! And poor Daisy faints!
- To rescue Daisy, Alexander accidentally releases the fox.
- Reggie, after Mr. Dithers accidentally feeds him tea, dashes off – with Dagwood riding!
- At the conclusion of the fox hunt, Dagwoood’s the only rider not thrown from the horse. And with Reggie & Daisy’s help, he brings back the fox.
- Blondie convinces Mr. Dithers to not only rehire Dagwood, but make him a partner, in a bit of “gentle” blackmail.
- At the end of the movie, Reggie speaks! He thanks Daisy for all of her help …. And Daisy speaks to the audience, “Can you beat that! A talking horse!”
- Penny Singleton (Blondie’s Big Deal) … Blondie Bumstead
- Arthur Lake (Blondie’s Holiday) … Dagwood Bumstead
- Larry Simms (Blondie Knows Best) … Alexander Bumstead / Baby Dumpling
- Daisy (Blondie’s Reward) … Daisy
- Reggie the Horse … Reggie the Horse
- Hugh Herbert (Gold Diggers of 1935) … Timothy Brewster. The absent-minded rich man, from whom Mr. Dithers wants to buy Paradise Acres, in order to build barracks for war plant workers. But Mr. Martin wants the property as well!
- Jonathan Hale (Her Husband’s Affairs) … J.C. Dithers
- Danny Mummert (Blondie’s Secret) … Alvin Fuddle
- Alan Dinehart (Blondie’s Big Deal) … Collender Martin
- Douglas Leavitt … Bromley
- Irving Bacon (Blondie’s Blessed Event) … Mailman
- Marjorie Ann Mutchie (Blondie’s Holiday) … Cookie Bumstead
Dagwood: Sometimes I think that horse understands everything I say.
Blondie: Then he’s smarter than I am.
Dagwood: Mr. Martin, haven’t I seen you someplace?
Collender Morton: Could be — I’ve been someplace!
Blondie: Dagwood, did you leave the light on in the kitchen?
Dagwood: No, I know I didn’t.
Blondie: Then maybe it’s burglars. Call down and ask them.
Dagwood: [Starts to call out then stops, turns to Blondie] What if somebody answers me?
Blondie: [about the giant sandwich that Alexander made in the middle of the night] Certainly not! A sandwich like that could kill somebody! Let your father eat it.
Blondie: [as Mr. Dithers is about to punch Dagwood] Not in front of Alexander.
Mr. Dithers: Now everybody act as though you don’t know anything. [to Dagwood] For you, that should be easy.
Timothy Brewster: Mr. Bumstead, I’d like to shake your hand.
Alvin: Why not? The rest of him is shaking!
- The first of two Blondie movies to feature guest star Hugh Herbert. The second is Blondie in the Dough (1947)
- Marjorie Ann Mutchie’s debut as Cookie Bumstead.