Fri 20 May, 2016
Tags: 1938, Arthur Lake, Baby Dumpling, Chic Young, Penny Singleton
Welcome to Vintage Powder Room Cinema! This week’s feature is BLONDIE  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
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.