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.
|Directed by||Roy Del Ruth|
|Written by||Howard J. Green|
|Based on||Blessed Event|
by Manuel Seff and Forrest Wilson
|Music by||Frank Marsales|
|Edited by||James Gibbon|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.|
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.
- Blessed Event at the TCM Movie Database
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- Blessed Event at AllMovie
- Blessed Event at the American Film Institute Catalog