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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.

Director:

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:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blondie redder Pelsen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan's car is a 1938 Packard Eight convertible coupe. 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

References His Girl Friday (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me
(Foxtrot) (uncredited)
Music by Paul Mertz
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Blondie, Look Out for Rita!
12 August 2015 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Blondie and Dagwood's life is thrown a curve when Rita Hayworth shows up. She used to be "someone he used to know," and came to the house on business with Dagwood, as she works in real estate. As part of the plot, and as the title suggests, they are currently talking about their budget and trying to keep expenses down, despite the fact there's a fur coat she'd like to have and the fact there's a fishing club/lodge he'd like to join. But he doesn't catch any, when he goes fishing anyway, Blondie says, when he goes with the neighbor, who tries to tell him how to deal with Blondie and put his foot down. Aside from the first film, this would be my next favorite. The films centering on their lives at home are better than those which put them in situations away from home. Their home life can get pretty crazy, with miscommunication and people jumping to conclusions. Yeah, Blondie! Rita around really pushes Blondie's buttons, which gives this entry some fire and gives us another fulfilling look into the Bumsteads' far-from-dull existence.


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