Two retired insurance salesmen have been visiting the scenes of accidents and crimes, feeling that they have a responsibility to learn why such things happen. One of them has found an aggressive, hostile woman whom he considers to be a prime candidate for a personal disaster. On a blisteringly hot day, the two follow her as she does some shopping, and watch as she antagonizes everyone she comes in contact with. After some discussion, they decide to take a chance on helping her, and they go up to her apartment to talk to her.
Did You Know?
In the opening scenes, following the two men observing different accidents, some of the crowd scenes, including those witnessing the unconvincing "man" falling from a roof, are from an extremely old film, perhaps even a silent; the clothes they are wearing look from about 1928 vintage, though this story is a contemporary (1956) one. See more
The two retired salesmen get two drinks from the street vendor but never pay. See more
What was that hanging from his belt in the back?
A longshoreman's hook! What temperature is it now?
[reads the thermometer
92 degrees Fahrenheit!