Blondie Takes a Vacation

Blondie Takes a Vacation is a 1939 American black-and-white comedy film directed by Frank R. Strayer. The film is based on Chic Young's comic strip of the same name.

Blondie Takes a Vacation
Newspaper advertisement for Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939) and Television Spy (1939)
Directed byFrank R. Strayer
Produced byRobert Sparks
Screenplay byRichard Flournoy
Story byKaren DeWolf
Robert Chapin
Chic Young (comic strips)
StarringPenny Singleton
Arthur Lake
Larry Simms
Music byM. W. Stoloff
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Edited byViola Lawrence
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • July 20, 1939 (1939-07-20) (USA)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States

This was the third of 28 films based on the comic strip; Columbia Pictures produced them from 1938 to 1943.


The Bumsteads are finally taking a vacation at a mountain lake.



Production for the film took place in May 1939 to June 1939.[1]


  1. Blottner, Gene (2011). Columbia Pictures Movie Series, 1926-1955: The Harry Cohn Years. McFarland Publishing. pp. 20–21. ISBN 978-0786433537. Retrieved 2013-05-11.

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