Blondie and Dagwood are about to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary but this happy occasion is marred when the bumbling Dagwood gets himself involved in a scheme that is promising financial ruin for the Bumstead family. Camping on the porch of the Poor House would become the most-used prevalent plot line in the 27 series-films that followed. It was also an issue in the comic-strip for about a year after its inception when it was basically a continuity strip but, aside from Dagwood's inability to coax a pay-raise from Mr. Dithers over the years, the financial status of the family was seldom an issue when the format switched to a gag-a-day strip.
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|Arthur Lake||Dagwood " Dag " Bumstead|
|Penny Singleton||Blondie Bumstead|
|Larry Simms||Alexander " Baby " Bumstead|
|Gene Lockhart||C.P. Hazlip|
|Jonathan Hale||Mr. Dithers|
|Ann Doran||Elsie Hazlip|
|Gordon Oliver||Chester Franey|
|Kathleen Lockhart||Mrs. Miller|
|Frank R. Strayer||Director||