Welcome to Vintage Powder Room Cinema!  This week’s feature is BLONDIE [1938] starring Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake and based on the comic strip by Chic Young.  If you’ve never heard of a Dagwood sandwich, it was named after Blondie’s hapless spouse, Dagwood Bumstead

From TCM:

On the eve of their fifth wedding anniversary, Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead, and their child Baby Dumpling, are in financial trouble. Blondie presses Dagwood to ask his boss Mr. Dithers for a raise because she has purchased a new set of living room furniture on credit as a surprise. Unfortunately, when Dagwood arrives at the construction company where he works, he discovers that he is being held responsible for repayment of a loan note he approved for Mr. Dither’s former secretary, Elsie. Anxious to cover the loan, Dagwood begs Mr. Dithers for a raise.

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