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Blessed Event (1932)

Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets into a little difficulty with a hood named Goebel who... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Howard J. Green (screen play) (as Howard Green), Forrest Wilson (based on the play: "Blessed Event" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Walter Walker ... Mr. Miller
Frank McHugh ... Reilly
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Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets into a little difficulty with a hood named Goebel who sends Frankie to talk to Alvin. But Al has the confession of Frankie on cylinders so Frankie becomes his own bodyguard and information line. One person Al is always taking digs at is crooner Bunny Harmon, because he hates crooners. When he writes a story about Dorothy's blessed event, he comes to regret destroying her life. But more importantly to Al and Frankie, her man may end 'Spilling the Dirt' permanently. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Here it is! The scandalous comedy of a scandal columnist who rose FROM A KEYHOLE TO A NATIONAL INSTITUTION

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bisbilhotices See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Thursday 25 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Salt Lake City Friday 14 December 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Phoenix Monday 28 January 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12), and in Lubbock TX Wednesday 7 August 1957 on KDUB (Channel 13). See more »

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Soundtracks

Too Many Tears
Words by Al Dubin
Music by Harry Warren
Used during opening after titles and also as Bunny Harmon's radio theme music.
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18 October 2000 | by jaykay-10See all my reviews

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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