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Writers:
Howard J. Green (screen play) &
Forrest Wilson (based on the play: "Blessed Event" by) ...
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Release Date:
10 September 1932 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Here it is! The scandalous comedy of a scandal columnist who rose FROM A KEYHOLE TO A NATIONAL INSTITUTION
Plot:
Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Lee Tracy ... Alvin Roberts

Mary Brian ... Gladys Price

Dick Powell ... Bunny Harmon

Allen Jenkins ... Frankie Wells
Ruth Donnelly ... Miss Stevens
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Roberts

Edwin Maxwell ... Sam Gobel
Ned Sparks ... George Moxley
Walter Walker ... Mr. Miller
Frank McHugh ... Reilly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herman Bing ... Emil - the Head Chef (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Hanson (uncredited)
Jesse De Vorska ... Morris Shapiro (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Dick Cooper (uncredited)
Robert Gordon ... Eddie - the Office Boy (uncredited)
Ruth Hall ... Miss Bauman (uncredited)
William Halligan ... Herbert Flint (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ... Joe - Gobel's Henchman (uncredited)

Isabel Jewell ... Dorothy Lane (uncredited)
Jack La Rue ... Louis De Marco (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Kane (uncredited)
George Meeker ... Cromwell Church - the Announcer (uncredited)
Walter Miller ... Boldt (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Jim - Police Detective (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Harold Waldridge ... George - the Bell Boy (uncredited)
Milton Wallace ... Joe Moskowitz (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
 
Writing credits
Howard J. Green  screen play (as Howard Green) &
Forrest Wilson  based on the play: "Blessed Event" by and
Manuel Seff  based on the play: "Blessed Event" by

Cinematography by
Sol Polito (photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Gibbon 
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
Frank Marsales .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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80 min
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The original Broadway show starred Roger Pryor as Alvin Roberts. In the film version, Isabel Jewell (in her film debut as Dorothy Lane), Allen Jenkins (as Frankie Wells) and Milton Wallace (as Joe Moskowitz) all recreated the roles they created on the stage.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Week-End Marriage (1932)See more »
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Author: jaykay-10

Obscure and almost forgotten, this is a gem of the type of picture Warner Brothers did best in the 30s. Earthy, moving at a breakneck pace, packed with dialogue that snaps, crackles and pops, it is super entertainment. The Warners look and feel are everywhere, along with several key members of the studio's stock company. The humor (and there is lots of it) has a sardonic edge, much in keeping with the overall tone of the story. Lee Tracy's vivid description of life and death in the electric chair is a grisly, repulsive comedy turn. In an excellent cast, special attention to poor uncredited Isabel Jewell - perhaps just a bit more strident than the role required, but delivering an on-edge performance you will not soon forget.

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