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Director:
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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New York's "Essential Pre-Code" Series: Week 3
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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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This movie was originally intended to star James Cagney.See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Comedic Tour-de-Force, 16 March 2008
Author: broadway_melody_girl from United States

The main reason people I know won't watch classic movies is because they "move too slow". Everyone I know this all old films are super-long, slow moving affairs with no action. I can't wait to show them Blessed Event.

Blessed Event (1932) is a terrifically fast, hilarious pre-code comedy with it's main character based on 30's tabloid writer Walter Winchell. Lee Tracy plays Alvin Roberts, the main character, who runs the "dirtiest" gossip column in New York, but events ensue that may have to cause him to give up his column.

If you have an opportunity to watch this amazing movie, do so. If you are already a fan of classics you will love it, and even if you've never watched an old movie, this is a great movie for anyone, if you thought all old movies were squeaky clean, slow, boring, and innocent, you're in for a surprise.

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