Blessed Event

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]

Blessed Event
Directed byRoy Del Ruth
Written byHoward J. Green
Based onBlessed Event
1932 play
by Manuel Seff and Forrest Wilson
StarringLee Tracy
Mary Brian
Music byFrank Marsales
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byJames Gibbon
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Release date
  • September 10, 1932 (1932-09-10)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

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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