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Taxi! (1932)

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Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan.

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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 <ghelton@airmail.net>

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Taxi, Please  »

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James Cagney had to be taught how to drive for the movie Taxi! Since he was a New Yorker without much need to drive in the 1930s, he had not learned to drive up until that point. See more »

Quotes

Skeets: [Reading movie poster] Coming: John Barrymore, The Mad Genius. I wonder what he's mad about.
Ruby: You know what I think? I think he's copying Fredric March more and more every day. Don't you think so? He's my favorite though, except Joe E. Brown.
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Soundtracks

On the Sunny Side of the Street
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Played by the Cotton Club Orchestra at the Cotton Pickers Nightclub
Sung and danced by the chorus
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18 April 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Roy Del Ruth's early movies are roller-coasters of nonstop excitement. He seemed to lose a lot of his style and passion once the Code was issued. His pre-Code movies, though, seem very modern: They're funny, naughty, touching, and shocking -- sometimes all at once.

"Taxi" is one of his best. It's also one of my favorite James Cagney movies. In this, he weeps when he learns that a family member has died. It's a full-frontal shot and very daring. How many leading men of his era would dared this? In the same movie, he slugs his girlfriend Loretta Young (always very appealing here.) He's funny, believable, and violent.

I like Guy Kibbee in the sort of sympathetic role he plays here. He is Young's father. Leila Bennett is an unlikely movie presence. She's gawky and goofy. But as Young's roommate, she's fun and adds to the general excellence of "Taxi."


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