Accidents Will Happen (1938)

Director
William Clemens

Main cast
Ronald Reagan; Sheila Bromley; Gloria Blondell; Dick Purcell; Addison Richards

Genres
Drama, Crime

Description
A married insurance claims adjuster investigates a gang of accident-fraud racketeers, but they retaliate by targeting his wife.


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