Actor: Jerome Cowan

Blondie’s Big Deal (1949)

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As the post-War Blondie films continued, the plots got weaker an weaker, and the slapstick comedy was increased to compensate for it. In the 25th film in the series, Dagwood is experimenting with chemistry, trying to invent a fire-repellent paint. He convinces his boss to give a public demonstration at his fishing cabin, which provides […]

Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949)

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The titles of some of the later Blondie films seem to have been picked out of a hat, as they seem to have little connection to the plot. The title of the 26th entry in the series may have made audiences think that Blondie was going to win a radio sweepstakes, but the story focuses […]

Blondie’s Reward (1948)

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The 23rd film in the Blondie series revolves around a case of mistaken identity. Dagwood and Blondie’s son Alexander is getting older, and has started playing football with the neighbor boy Alvin fuddle, and they are being coached by a college football star. Dagwood is supposed to drop off some architectural plans at the home […]

Blondie’s Secret (1948)

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The 24th film in the Blondie series resorts to a lot of slapstick comedy to fill out a rather weak plot, with people getting beaned on the head with tennis rackets, and dogs biting people in the rear. The Bumsteads are yet again waiting to go on a long-delayed vacation, when an important client requests […]

Blondie’s Big Moment (1947)

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The Bumstead return from a two-week vacation, and Dagwood is feeling on top of the world. Things quickly start to go downhill, though, as he makes his way to his first day back at work. Trying to a jelly doughnut on a crowded commuter bus, Dagwood gets jelly all over the suit of a high-strung […]

Blondie’s Holiday (1947)

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I’ve gotten up to the 20th installment in the Blondie series. At this point, the movies are more than predictable, and somewhat less than funny, but I am a completist and want to watch the whole series straight through. But I find even the poorest Blondie films mildly entertaining. It is not really clear what […]

Blondie in the Dough (1947)

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The 21st film in the Blondie series was written by Arthur Marx, son of Groucho, who had already had one successful career as a tennis player, and was just starting a second career as a screenwriter. Marx’s presence seems to have helped, as the script in the film is better than many of the other […]

Blondie’s Anniversary (1947)

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The 22nd installment in the Blondie series follows the familiar pattern of Dagwood losing his job and Blondie coming up with a scheme to win it back, but this one is not nearly as funny as some of the earlier entries. The plot revolves around Dagwood and his boss trying to win a contract to […]

Blondie Knows Best (1946)

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The 18th film in the Blondie series starts off with Dagwood learning that man with a reputation for being grumpy has moved into the neighborhood. He goes over to warm his heart and winds up wrecking his car and garage. The neighbor turns out to be a lawyer who files suit against Dagwood. Shemp Howard […]

Random Quote

“It upsets you, doesn't it? The puppet master ran across a puppet who won't perform and then cuts all his strings. She's become a symbol of hope to all of us who sold out for that touch of mink.”
-Roger (Gig Young)
from That Touch of Mink