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Accidents Will Happen (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 9 April 1938 (USA)
An insurance adjustor tangles with a big insurance-fraud gang.



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Complete credited cast:
Hugh O'Connell ...
John Oldham
Elliott Sullivan ...
Anderson Lawler ...
F.R. Dawson (as Anderson Lawlor)
Spec O'Donnell ...
Don Barclay ...


Eric Gregg, young claim adjustor for Central Casualty Insurance, has interesting work but low pay, to the chagrin of wife Nona who spells marriage with a dollar sign. Much prettier sales clerk Pat secretly loves him, but he's devoted to Nona. Eric's investigative successes cause big trouble for an organized insurance-fraud gang, who see his wife's venality as the perfect wedge to topple him. But Eric (with a little help from his friends) counters with a surprising strategy. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Crime | Drama


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9 April 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Triunfo da Verdade  »

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Jeffrey Sayre (Electric company man). Allan Conrad (Book salesman) and Milton Kibbee (Lineman) are in studio records/casting call lists for their roles, but do not appear in the movie. See more »

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A Great Reagan Film Classic to VIEW!
10 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over the years I seemed to have missed this picture of Ronald Reagan, and due to his recent passing to the big screen in heaven, it was shown on TV recently. This is a great low budget B&W film of the late 1930's, however, it is very interesting to see how criminals used their talents to steal money from insurance companies with false claims during this particular time frame. I was surprised at the role Ronald Reagan,(Eric Gregg),"The Killer's,'64, played in this picture, along with a great veteran film star, Sheila Bromley,(Nona Gregg),"Nightmare Circus",'73, who was a great supporting actor. It was a great film that showed Ronald Reagan as a very young man reaching for the stars in his career in Hollywood at the time. God Bless HIM !

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