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Blondie on a Budget (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 February 1940 (USA)
Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.

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Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.

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Blondie redder Pelsen  »

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The fifth of twenty-eight Blondie movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead. See more »

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Dagwood berates Daisy for being a female, but when Daisy later jumps up on a chair, the dog is clearly shown to be a male. See more »

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Followed by Blondie in Society (1941) See more »

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One Night of Love
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Music by Victor Schertzinger
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Family Finances at the Bumsteads
22 May 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Blondie On A Budget deals with the family finances that the Bumsteads are having and the choices that these young marrieds have to make. It almost breaks up the Bumsteads.

Arthur Lake wants $200.00 to join a club where the pastime is fishing. Blondie wants a new coat. Things are on a friendly level until an old girlfriend of Dagwood's enters the picture.

Rita Hayworth visits the Bumsteads, she's moved back to town and has a job that will put her in close proximity to Arthur Lake and that upsets Penny Singleton. A series of the usual mishaps and misdirections leave the Bumsteads apart with Singleton going to Reno.

If you can accept the premise that Rita Hayworth was ever interested in Dagwood Bumstead than you'll find this film a pleasant and enjoyable comedy.


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