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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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Complete credited cast:
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Leila Bennett ...
Dorothy Burgess ...
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Ray Cooke ...


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 <>

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Crime | Drama | Romance


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23 January 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Taxi, Please  »

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Cagney was in the dance contest with Loretta Young as his partner, and curiously, ex-hoofer and future star George Raft was his opponent vying for the first-place cup. See more »


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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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25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Taxi (1932)

*** (out of 4)

Silly but extremely entertaining crime film from Warner deals with two rival cab companies who resort to violence to settle business. James Cagney leads one side of the fight while slowly falling for the girl (Loretta Young) who lost her father in the taxi wars. This is certainly a silly film but if you enjoy watching Cagney kick ass then this is highly entertaining. The film opens with Cagney knocking around a few guys and continues throughout the film, which runs a very fast 68-minutes and doesn't have one dry moment the whole way through. One of the men Cagney beats is played by a young George Raft who smarts off after a dance contest. Cagney is as fast and as wild as he has ever been and his performance is top-notch. Young is also very good in her role as his wife as she must try and talk Cagney out of seeking vengeance on the man who killed his brother. The screenplay is rather smart even though most of its just there for the action but this is the perfect time killer and great fun for fans of the two stars. George E. Stone, Guy Kibbee and Leila Bennett co-star.

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