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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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Drama | Comedy

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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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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Isabel Jewell. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Week-End Marriage (1932) See more »

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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so many fun hollywood names...
7 December 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Dick Powell is wearing waaaaaay too much make-up in this one, but it IS a pretty early talkie, so they were just getting used to things. Powell is Bunny Harmon, the very FIRST film role for Powell! Some fun character actors in here as well... Alan Jenkins, Ned Sparks, and Edwin Maxwell.. they would all go on to be HUGE players in hollywood films. Lee Tracy is the gossip columnist, who knows something (many things! ) that people don't want published, but might print it anyway, no matter what the consequences for those involved. The story of someone's personal troubles, put into print, for everyone to see. Mary Brian is the girlfriend Gladys, who clearly has a conscience, and knows right from wrong. and the mob is involved. it doesn't pay to publish too much information. An early version of Sweet Smell of Success. (Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis...) Directed by Roy DelRuth. Had started in the silents and moved into the talkies. A couple songs by Powell, who could belt out a good song when necessary. was so good in Postman Always Rings Twice.


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