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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.

Director:

William Clemens

Writers:

George Bricker (screen play), Anthony Coldeway (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Reagan ... Eric Gregg
Gloria Blondell ... Patricia Carmody
Dick Purcell ... Jim Faber
Sheila Bromley ... Nona Gregg
Addison Richards ... Blair Thurston
Hugh O'Connell ... John Oldham
Janet Shaw ... Mary Tarlton - Gregg's Secretary (as Ellen Clancy)
Elliott Sullivan Elliott Sullivan ... Burley Thorne
Anderson Lawler ... F.R. Dawson (as Anderson Lawlor)
Spec O'Donnell Spec O'Donnell ... 'Specs' Carter
Kenneth Harlan ... Attorney Elmer Ross
Don Barclay ... Martin Dorsey - Phoney Drunk Driver
Earl Dwire ... Dr. Faris
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Storyline

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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The Fake Accident Racket Exposed!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Triunfo da Verdade See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Predictable and dull
26 September 2003 | by train464See all my reviews

An interesting period picec showing us what was amazing in 1938. Gosh, Ma, a fake accident ring suing for $25,000!!! I guess projected into the 21st century it would amount to a lot of money. The acting would amount to pure 21st century ham. Nice to see the president as a hard-working newcomer.


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