The 17th film in the Blondie series, Blondie’s Lucky Day, was released to theaters in the US on April 4, 1945, making it the last one to premier during World War II. The plot revolves around a sergeant from the Women’s Army Corps returning to civilian life whom the local mayor convinces Dagwood to hire as part of a program to to give work to repatriating service personnel. When Dagwood’s boss returns to find the unauthorized hire, he explodes. Blondie takes a stand and gets both the WAC and her husband fired. Dagwood starts his own company, and he and Blondie tries to woo a new client by taking him to expensive nightclubs and setting him up with the pretty sergeant. Little do they know that the expensive prospect is actually only the son of the theater chain owner, and is out for a few free meals. The scenes of Dagwood fretting about how much the restaurant check is going to be are the few funny moments in the film.