Actor: William Frawley

Blondie’s Hero (1950)

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As the Blondie series continued, it most have been difficult for the producers to think of predicaments that Dagwood had not been in yet, and they were eager to find any new untenable situations to place him in. In the 27th entry in the series, Dagwood is harassed by a fruit stand proprietor who is […]

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 […]

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

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Monsieur Verdoux was reportedly a huge financial and critical flop when it was first released in 1947. It was only Chaplin’s second talkie, and the first film since his very first in which he appears as a character not resembling his famed Little Tramp. Also, the theme of a man who methodically marries and murders […]

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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Although I got into the yuletide slasher flick Silent Night, Deadly Night yesterday and plenty of more Christmas horror lined up, today I actually wanted to watch something cheery and not even in an ironic way. Although It’s A Wonderful Life will always be my favorite Christmas movie, and one of my favorite movies period, […]

Blondie in Society (1941)

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The 9th installment in the Blondie series gives up on the movie musical format that was somewhat awkwardly adapted in the preceding Blondie Goes Latin, and returns to the screwy kind of plot that made the first film in the series a success. While all of the proceeding films ran exactly 70 minutes to make […]

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“I'd have thrashed him to within an inch of his life, but I didn't have a tape measure.”
-S. Quentin Quale (Groucho Marx)
from Go West