Blondie on a Budget

Overview

This is the celebrated Blondie episode that costars Rita Hayworth, who in 1940 was still just another Columbia contract actress. Hayworth plays an old flame of Dagwood Bumstead's Arthur Lake, who moves into the Bumstead household when wife Blondie Penny Singleton advertises for a boarder. Blondie Penny Singleton tries to be civil when she meets Rita, but her true feelings are manifested in a superimposed montage of explosions and gunshots. Innocently caught in a compromising position with Hayworth at a local ...
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Overview

This is the celebrated Blondie episode that costars Rita Hayworth, who in 1940 was still just another Columbia contract actress. Hayworth plays an old flame of Dagwood Bumstead's Arthur Lake, who moves into the Bumstead household when wife Blondie Penny Singleton advertises for a boarder. Blondie Penny Singleton tries to be civil when she meets Rita, but her true feelings are manifested in a superimposed montage of explosions and gunshots. Innocently caught in a compromising position with Hayworth at a local movie house, Dagwood is shown the door by the heartbroken Blondie. All misunderstandings are swept away by fadeout time in this fifth installment in Columbia's Blondie series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2002
  • UPC: 095163921330
  • Original Release: 1940
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  • Source: Bridgestone Multimed
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Penny Singleton Blondie Bumstead
Arthur Lake Dagwood Bumstead
Larry Simms Baby Dumpling
Rita Hayworth Joan Forrester
Danny Mummert Alvin Fuddle
Don Beddoe Marvin Williams
John Qualen Mr. Fuddle
Fay Helm Mrs. Fuddle
Irving Bacon Mailman
Thurston Hall Brice
William Brisbane Theatre Manager
Chester Clute Ticket Agent
Daisy the Dog
Emory Parnell Dempsey
Willie Best Black Boy
Hal K. Dawson Bank Teller
Dick Curtis Mechanic
George Guhl Platt
Janet Shaw Usherette
Claire James Usherette
Mary Currier Saleslady
Rita Owin Saleslady
Gene Morgan Man
Jack Egan Elevator Man
Ralph Peters Bartender
Technical Credits
Frank Strayer Director
Lionel Banks Art Director
Charles Molyneaux Brown Original Story
Richard Flournoy Screenwriter
Henry Freulich Cinematographer
Gene Havlick Editor
Ray Howell Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Sparks Producer
Morris W. Stoloff Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
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