Blondie is a 1938 movie directed by Frank Strayer, based on the comic strip of the same name. The year 1938 in film involved some significant events Events January &mdash MGM announces that Judy Garland Blondie is a popular Comic strip created by Murat Bernard "Chic" Young and syndicated by King Features Syndicate. The screenplay was written by Chic Young and Richard Flournoy. Murat Bernard "Chic" Young ( January 9, 1901 &ndash March 14, 1973) was an American Cartoonist known primarily
This was the first of 28 films based on the comic strip; Columbia Pictures produced them from 1938 to 1943, and popular demand brought them back in 1945. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company When the Blondie film series came to an end with Beware of Blondie in 1950, it was announced that it would be replaced with a series of Gasoline Alley movies. Gasoline Alley is a long-running classic Comic strip, created by Frank King, that was first published on November 24, 1918. However, only two such films were made, Gasoline Alley (1951) and Corky of Gasoline Alley (1951). Columbia then reprinted and reissued the Blondie features, beginning with the very first film in the series.
Columbia used the series to showcase many of its talented contract players. Rita Hayworth was featured in Blondie on a Budget; Glenn Ford in Blondie Plays Cupid, Larry Parks and Janet Blair in Blondie Goes to College, Shemp Howard in Blondie Knows Best, and Adele Jergens in Blondie's Anniversary. Rita Hayworth (October 17 1918 &ndash May 14 1987 born Margarita Carmen Cansino was a Spanish-American actress who rose to stardom in the 1940s as the era's leading Sex symbol Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford ( May 1, 1916 &ndash August 30, 2006) was a Canadian -born American Larry Parks ( December 13, 1914, Olathe Kansas – April 13, 1975, Janet Blair ( April 23 1921 - February 19 2007) was an American Film and Television actress. Shemp Howard ( March 04, 1895[http //shempcompanycom/Media/death_cert Adele Jergens ( November 26, 1917 - November 22, 2002) was an American actress Other roles were taken by Columbia contractees Bruce Bennett, Lloyd Bridges, Ann Doran, Stanley Brown, Richard Fiske, Bud Jamison, Eddie Laughton, John Tyrrell, Alyn Lockwood, Jimmy Lloyd, Gay Nelson, and Ross Ford. Bruce Bennett ( May 19 1906 &ndash February 24 2007) was an American Actor and Olympic silver medalist shot putter Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr ( January 15, 1913 &ndash March 10, 1998) was an Emmy Award -nominated American Actor Ann Doran ( July 28, 1911 &ndash September 19, 2000) was an American character actress Stanley Brown is a Curaçaoan political and former revolutionary who had a central role in the 30th of May 1969 riots Bud Jamison (born William Jaimison February 15, 1894 &ndash September 30, 1944) was an American film actor John Tyrrell may refer to John Tyrell, 15th century English knight Speaker of House of Commons John Tyrrell (Oakley (1646&ndash1692 Ross William Ford is a professional rugby union player who plays in the front row as a hooker