Blessed Event

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Blessed Event
Blessed Event FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Written by Howard J. Green
Based on Blessed Event 
by Manuel Seff and Forrest Wilson
Starring Lee Tracy
Mary Brian
Release date(s)
  • September 10, 1932 (1932-09-10)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Blessed Event is a 1932 comedy-drama film starring Lee Tracy as a newspaper gossip columnist who becomes entangled with a gangster. The Tracy character (Alvin Roberts) was reportedly patterned after Walter Winchell, famous gossip columnist of the era.

In this film, Alvin Roberts feuds with Bunny Harmon (played by Dick Powell), a singer. Roberts reports on society people who are expecting, i.e. going to have a child. One such report antagonizes a gangster in a delicate situation, who sends over a henchman to threaten him. Roberts manages to turn the tables on the gangster. The film was Dick Powell's film debut.[citation needed]

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