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Blessed Event (1932)

Blessed Event

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A silver-tongued journalist arouses the ire of a dangerous mobster when he makes a rising radio singer the target of abuse in his daily newspaper column. Wise-cracking fun, this pic offers Lee Tracy in a trademark Walter Winchell-esque role and is also crooner Dick Powell's film debut.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Howard J. Green, Manuel Seff
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 17, 1993
Runtime:
Warner Bros.

Cast

Lee Tracy
as Alvin 'Al' Roberts
Allen Jenkins
as Frankie Wells
Mary Brian
as Gladys 'Glad' Price
Emma Dunn
as Mrs. Roberts
Ruth Donnelly
as Miss Stevens
Milton Wallace
as Moskowitz
Tom Dugan
as Cooper
Ned Sparks
as Moxley
Walter Walker
as Louis Miller
Bobby Gordon
as Office Boy
Edwin Maxwell
as Mrs. Roberts
Ruth Hall
as Miss Bauman
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All Critics (1)

It's the pic that made Lee Tracy a star.

Full Review… | August 24, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Blessed Event

½

[font=Century Gothic]"Blessed Event" is a breezy romp through the insane world of tabloid journalism that starts with Louis Miller(Walter Walker) receiving a ton of complaints about the recent gossip columns by George Moxley(Ned Sparks) in his newspaper. He is relieved to hear that Moxley is on vacation and that Alvin Roberts(Lee Tracy) has been writing them in the interim. Roberts' specialty and what has been angering his audience so much is the announcement of pregnancies in New York society. Ironically, it is implied that such an announcement would never be made for Roberts' biggest target, bandleader Bunny Harmon(Dick Powell). Happy at the attention the paper has been receiving, Miller promotes Roberts to full time. This decision leads to a huge increase in circulation for the newspaper.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]Just remember one thing. It is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt or threatened by a gangster. This just goes to show you that nothing much has changed.[/font]

Harlequin68
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

½

78/100. A fast moving and acerbic view of journalism that still rings true today. The cast is terrific, Lee Tracy as the fast talking columnist is excellent, Ruth Donnelly is wonderful as his wise cracking assistant and Allen Jenkins has a good bit as well. Good camerawork, and it's very well written. Wonderful.

jazza923
James Higgins

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