Leave It to Blondie

Leave It to Blondie (1945)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1945-02-22
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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After a nearly two-year layoff, Columbia revived its moneymaking "Blondie" series with 1945's Leave It to Blondie. Older but no wiser, Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead (Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake) enter a songwriting contest. It's all part of a plan to cover charity checks that they've signed separately but can't cover. Along the way, Blondie's blood boils when Dagwood gets innocently mixed up with beautiful music teacher Rita Rogers (Marjorie Weaver). The best scenes involve Dagwood's misguided efforts to cure a cold, leading to several motheaten but still reliable slapstick setpieces. Leave it to Blondie proved that the series hadn't lost its humor as Dagwood is arrested for murder, obliging our heroine to solve the case herself. Former bandleader Kirby Grant registers well as the nominal hero, while Milburn Stone scores as an imitation Walter Winchell (named "Winchester", no less!)

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Camera Franz Planer Director of Photography
Sound Friedrich Hollaender Original Music Composer
Sound Leigh Harline Original Music Composer
Sound George Duning Original Music Composer
Sound Mischa Bakaleinikoff Original Music Composer
Sound Ben Oakland Original Music Composer
Art Jerome Pycha Jr. Art Direction
Writing Chic Young Characters
Writing Connie Lee Screenplay
Directing Abby Berlin Director
Production Burt Kelly Producer
Sound Saul Chaplin Original Music Composer
Art Perry Smith Art Direction
Art Fay Babcock Set Decoration
Editing Al Clark Editor