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Blondie on a Budget (1940)





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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.


Rita Hayworth
as Joan Forrester
Arthur Lake
as Dagwood Bumstead
Penny Singleton
as Blondie Bumstead
Larry Simms
as Baby Dumpling Bumstead
Danny Mummert
as Alvin Fuddle
Don Beddoe
as Marvin Williams
John Qualen
as Mr. Fuddle
Fay Helm
as Mrs. Fuddle
Irving Bacon
as Mailman
William Brisbane
as Theater Manager
Willie Best
as Black Boy
Hal K. Dawson
as Bank Teller
Chester Clute
as Ticket Agent
Dick Curtis
as Mechanic
Janet Shaw
as Usherette
Claire James
as Usherette
Mary Currier
as Saleslady
Rita Owin
as Saleslady
Jack Egan
as Elevator Man
Ralph Peters
as Bartender
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