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Blessed Event (1932) was a Drama - Comedy Film directed by Roy Del Ruth .

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Classic Films in Focus: BLESSED EVENT (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 21, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Although it's billed as a comedy, Roy Del Ruth's Pre-Code picture, Blessed Event (1932), actually gets into some pretty dark territory, thanks to an amoral protagonist who earns fame and fortune by airing other people's secrets in a sleazy tabloid column. Like Red-Headed Woman (1932) and Baby Face (... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: BLESSED EVENT (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 21, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Although it's billed as a comedy, Roy Del Ruth's Pre-Code picture, Blessed Event (1932), actually gets into some pretty dark territory, thanks to an amoral protagonist who earns fame and fortune by airing other people's secrets in a sleazy tabloid column. Like Red-Headed Woman (1932) and Baby Face (... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: BLESSED EVENT (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 21, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Although it's billed as a comedy, Roy Del Ruth's Pre-Code picture, Blessed Event (1932), actually gets into some pretty dark territory, thanks to an amoral protagonist who earns fame and fortune by airing other people's secrets in a sleazy tabloid column. Like Red-Headed Woman (1932) and Baby Face (... Read full article


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The original Broadway show starred Roger Pryor as Alvin Roberts. In the film version, Isabel Jewell (in her film debut as Dorothy Lane), Allen Jenkins (as Frankie Wells) and Milton Wallace (as Joe Moskowitz) all recreated the roles they created on the stage.
The film debut for Dick Powell.
The original play opened in New York on 12 February 1932.
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