Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)

61 mins | Comedy | 20 July 1939

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HISTORY

According to a news item in HR , Harry Davenport was slated to appear in this film, but his role in Gone with the Wind forced him to withdraw. This was the third picture in the Blondie series. For additional information about the series, consult the Series Index and see Blondie! ... More Less

According to a news item in HR , Harry Davenport was slated to appear in this film, but his role in Gone with the Wind forced him to withdraw. This was the third picture in the Blondie series. For additional information about the series, consult the Series Index and see Blondie! (above). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
15 Jul 39
p. 3.
Film Daily
14 Sep 39
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
27 May 39
pp. 6-7.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Jun 39
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
15 Jul 39
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
18 Jul 39
p. 7.
Motion Picture Herald
22 Jul 39
p. 50.
Variety
19 Jul 39
p. 12.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the comic strip "Blondie" created by Chic Young and copyrighted by King Features Syndicate, Inc. (1930--).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
20 July 1939
Production Date:
19 May--19 Jun 1939
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 June 1939
Copyright Number:
LP8987
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Mirrophonic
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
61
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
5495
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dagwood, Blondie, and Baby Dumpling Bumstead and their dog, Daisy, journey to a mountain lake for a much anticipated rest. Upon their arrival, the Bumsteads discover that their kindly old innkeepers, the Dickersons, are on the verge of losing their hotel due to the machinations of their business rival, Harvey Morton. Moved by the plight of the elderly pair, Dagwood and Blondie proceed to take the place in hand. After the family battles such minor disasters as a visiting skunk, the summer heats up when Morton's hotel burns down. Pyromaniac Jonathan Gillis saves Baby Dumpling from the fire, and later Dagwood is accused of arson. Luckily, Dagwood is vindicated when Baby Dumpling testifies that the fire was set accidentally by Morton himself. After saving the Dickersons' hotel, the Bumsteads end their summer vacation more exhausted than when they began ... +


Dagwood, Blondie, and Baby Dumpling Bumstead and their dog, Daisy, journey to a mountain lake for a much anticipated rest. Upon their arrival, the Bumsteads discover that their kindly old innkeepers, the Dickersons, are on the verge of losing their hotel due to the machinations of their business rival, Harvey Morton. Moved by the plight of the elderly pair, Dagwood and Blondie proceed to take the place in hand. After the family battles such minor disasters as a visiting skunk, the summer heats up when Morton's hotel burns down. Pyromaniac Jonathan Gillis saves Baby Dumpling from the fire, and later Dagwood is accused of arson. Luckily, Dagwood is vindicated when Baby Dumpling testifies that the fire was set accidentally by Morton himself. After saving the Dickersons' hotel, the Bumsteads end their summer vacation more exhausted than when they began it. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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