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William A. Wellman
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
Lee Tracy is excellent as a shady lawyer who recruits clients at accident scenes. When possible, he reaches the scene moments ahead of the ambulance; when necessary, he arranges the accident itself. Swooping in, he informs his clients what their injuries are, whisks them off to the hospital, and lines up personal injury lawsuits that range from dubious to downright phony and are driving the insurance company crazy. What can they do to stop him? Insurance man John Miljan has a plan .
Madge Evans is an accident victim who willingly falls in with a Tracy schemeand it's as we are getting to know her character that the plot takes a welcome and exciting turn. Evans has the most developed and difficult role here; the question of which side she is on is one that not even she is sure she can answer.
Frank Morgan is outstanding but rather sad as a doomed alcoholic doctor who assists Tracy in his schemes. Charles Butterworth is sidekick and right hand man "Floppy," a professional accident victim who joins Tracy's team.
The dialog flies past, especially when Tracy delivers it; he's dashing, deceitful, villainous, charmingit's a larger than life character and Tracy fills the role perfectly. Overall, the picture is somewhat less than totally believable but it's a lot of fun to watch and follow along.
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