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Blondie on a Budget (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 February 1940 (USA)
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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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Frank R. Strayer

Writers:

Richard Flournoy (screenplay), Charles M. Brown (story) (as Charles Molyneux Brown) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penny Singleton ... Blondie Bumstead
Arthur Lake ... Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms ... Baby Dumpling Bumstead
Daisy ... Daisy
Rita Hayworth ... Joan Forrester
Danny Mummert ... Alvin Fuddle
Don Beddoe ... Marvin Williams
John Qualen ... Mr. Ed Fuddle
Fay Helm ... Mrs. Fuddle
Irving Bacon ... Mailman
Thurston Hall ... Brice
William Brisbane ... Theatre Manager
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Storyline

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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Balance your fun budget.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blondie on a Budget See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The fifth of twenty-eight Blondie movies, all starring Penny Singleton as Blondie Bumstead and Arthur Lake as Dagwood Bumstead released by Columbia Pictures from 1938 to 1950. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Followed by Blondie Goes Latin (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye
(uncredited)
Written by Francesco Paolo Tosti
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Blondie On A Budget
22 March 2012 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Bit by bit, I totally believe that the Blondie series is one of the most seriously neglected film series of all time, there were, I don't know, 20? films (actually, 28 now that I've looked it up) and I've seen 5 of them, and they've all be charming, with amazing chemistry with the leads, plenty of humor and smartness, without treating the audience like idiots. In this one, what could have been a one joke movie (Blondie is jealous of Dagwood's old flame popping by for a visit) turns out to be quite a clever and funny series of events. It just so happens the old flame is played by Rita Hayworth in one of those "Before They Were Famous" roles. She's quite magnetic, and actually adds, but surprisingly doesn't distract what is going on. One of the best in the series. Some great shots of an old time movie theatre too.


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