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
1932 play
by Manuel Seff and Forrest Wilson
Starring Lee Tracy
Mary Brian
Music by Frank Marsales
Cinematography Sol Polito
Edited by James Gibbon
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Release date
  • September 10, 1932 (1932-09-10)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Blessed Event is a 1932 American pre-Code 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. The film was Dick Powell's film debut.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Alvin Roberts (Lee Tracy) feuds with Bunny Harmon (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.



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