Amidst a backdrop of growing violence and intimidation, independent cab drivers struggling against a consolidated juggernaut rally around hot-tempered Matt Nolan. Nolan is determined to keep competition alive on the streets, even if it means losing the woman he loves. Written by
Greg Helton <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
This movie is the source of James Cagney
's most famous misquoted line, "You dirty rat!" In the film, Cagney actually says, "Come out and take it, you dirty, yellow-bellied rat, or I'll give it to you through the door!" See more
Come out and take it, you dirty, yellow-bellied rat, or I'll give it to you through the door!
Referenced in QI: Families
"The Darktown Strutters' Ball"
Music and Lyrics by Shelton Brooks
Played by the band for the final number in the dance contest
Danced by James Cagney
, Loretta Young
, George Raft
and his unidentified partner See more