Incident Film Details
Overview: Stockbroker Joe Downey(Warren Douglas), mistaken in the dark for gangster “Slats” Slattery (Robert Osterloh), is brutally beaten by a rival gangster, “Knuckles” Morgan (Meyer Grace), and …
Review: Jane Frazee was one of those pleasant but minor actresses you would run across in B movies from the 1940s. In Incident she has one of her best roles as an undercover insurance agent trying to track down an inside job where crooks have been stealing valuable mink coats from a store. She has been hanging out in the neighborhood in question when she runs across a stockbroker, played by Warren Douglas, who has been victimized one night walking home from dinner with two friends. This noir plot is one of those things about how if one had only done one little thing differently, a number of other consequences that followed wouldn’t have happened. Here Douglas, after being mistaken for a gangster who has supposedly ratted on his fellows to the cops,doesn’t give up but keeps returning to the neighborhood to get involved further. Meanwhile Frazee puts herself at risk by moving into the same apartment building where the thief lives, flirting with him, and going out to a club with him for dinner. The actor who plays this crook (Slats) named Robert Osterloh looks somewhat by the way like Dennis Hopper. In one enjoyable scene Frazee gets in a tussle in the ladies room with the thief’s girlfriend, with the result that the badge identifying her as an agent falls out and she gets in further trouble. This minor crime entry is competently directed by silent veteran William Beaudine, who was famous for not spending too much time on his takes. There is a nice opening, with narration, where we see theater marquees by night, showing the current releases Red River and Johnny Belinda.
Duration: 66 min
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Also known as: Curiosidad fatal,Incident,インシデント