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Accidents Will Happen (1938)

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

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Gloria Blondell ...
Patricia Carmody
Dick Purcell ...
Sheila Bromley ...
Addison Richards ...
Hugh O'Connell ...
John Oldham
Janet Shaw ...
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Anderson Lawler ...
F.R. Dawson (as Anderson Lawlor)
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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)  »

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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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Fast moving crime drama
2 October 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Ronald Reagan plays an insurance adjuster who stumbles onto a fraud ring that creates 'accidents' and bilks his company out of thousands of dollars. Gloria Blondell plays Ronnie's wife, a spiteful little minx who can't stand living with the straight shooting young go-getter when there are fur coats to be purchased and good living to be had. This is a low amp 'B' feature that nonetheless uses its 62 minutes wisely and is never less than entertaining. Blondell is particularly good in her bad girl role, and Reagan had yet to fall into the traps that would limit his career to insipid good guy roles. It won't change your life, but Accidents Will Happen is a solid little second feature.


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