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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The black gown Evalyn Knapp wears in the movie-within-a-movie is also worn by her during her final scene in "Smart Money" (1931). See more »

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Although the story takes place in New York City, the exterior scene between the 3 taxicabs was obviously filmed in Los Angeles, which bears no resemblance whatsoever to the correct locale. See more »

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Sue Riley Nolan: Sue Riley Nolan
[watching actor in movie]
Sue Riley Nolan: "Isn't he grand?" Matt Nolan: "His ears are too big."
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References The Mad Genius (1931) See more »

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I Need Lovin'
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by James P. Johnson
Lyrics by Henry Creamer and
Played by the Cotton Club Orchestra at the Cotton Pickers Nightclub
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This Has It All
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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