Blessed Event Overview:

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

SYNOPSIS

A keyhole-peeping columnist whose zest for unearthing short marriage-to-maternity spans among Broadway's notables brings him success in the tabloids. He thinks no one is exempt from his poison pen, but some sinister types intend to prove him dead wrong. Film debut for Powell. Based on a play by Manuel Seff and Forrest Wilson.

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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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Facts about

The character of Alvin was based on the popular newspaper columnist Walter Winchell.
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 original play opened in New York on 12 February 1932.
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