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Little Accident (film)

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Little Accident
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Lamont
Screenplay byPaul Yawitz
Eve Greene
Based on
Produced byCharles Lamont
StarringHugh Herbert
Florence Rice
Richard Carlson
Ernest Truex
Joy Hodges
Kathleen Howard
Howard Hickman
Edgar Kennedy
Etienne Girardot
Fritz Feld
CinematographyMilton Krasner
Edited byFrank Gross
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 27, 1939 (1939-10-27)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

Little Accident is a 1939 American comedy film directed by Charles Lamont and written by Paul Yawitz and Eve Greene. It is very loosely based on the 1928 play Little Accident by Floyd Dell and Thomas Mitchell, mostly retaining just its title.[1] The film stars Hugh Herbert, Florence Rice, Richard Carlson, Ernest Truex, Joy Hodges, Kathleen Howard, Howard Hickman, Edgar Kennedy, Etienne Girardot and Fritz Feld. The film was released on October 27, 1939, by Universal Pictures.[2][3][4]


On the day before his second wedding, a man finds out that his bride-to-be has had a baby.


Critical reception

Variety wrote that although the movie "displays cute smile and antics of Baby Sandy, combining some elemental and slapstick comedy sequences by Hugh Herbert and adult members of the cast, but all on a rather inconsequential story that serves nothing more than as an excuse for the individual situations and that "as an attraction, Little Accident will suffice as supporter in the family houses, lacking story strength to get attention above that slot."[1]


  1. ^ a b "Little Accident". Variety. New York, NY: Variety Publishing Company: 14. November 1939.
  2. ^ "Little Accident (1939) - Overview". Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  3. ^ Hal Erickson. "Little Accident (1939) - Charles Lamont". AllMovie. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  4. ^ "Little Accident". Retrieved 2019-03-14.
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