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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Howard J. Green, Manuel Seff
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 17, 1993
Runtime:
Warner Bros.

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Cast


as Alvin 'Al' Roberts

as Frankie Wells

as Gladys 'Glad' Price

as Mrs. Roberts

as Miss Stevens

as Church

as Moskowitz

as Cooper

as Dorothy

as Moxley

as Harmon

as Reilly

as Louis Miller

as Office Boy

as Mrs. Roberts

as Miss Bauman

as Louis De Marco
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It's the pic that made Lee Tracy a star.

Full Review… | August 24, 2014
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[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]

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