The wife of the owner of the Blacker Cab Company thinks a driver from a rival company has gotten fresh with her. He hasn't - it was an innocent mistake - but try telling that to her and her husband. He declares war on his rival, the Black and Blue Cab Company, and we watch his boys take out his anger on the Black and Blue team, particularly the driver in the initial misunderstanding and his closest friend. Will anyone live through the war and will any cab be left in drivable condition? Written by
This is the first "Taxi Boys" short I've ever seen (thank you, Turner Classic Movies) and overall it was pretty good, for what it was. There are some pretty elaborate car gags (thank you, Del Lord) and the ravishingly gorgeous Muriel Evans (thank you, God)--who unfortunately doesn't get enough screen time--and they combine to make this an enjoyable little outing. Del Lord, a former Keystone Kop and director at Sennett, hadn't lost his touch and keeps things going at a pretty good clip. Turner Classic Movies is running a "Taxi Boys" marathon and I've recorded a bunch of them, and if any of them are as good as this one is, I'll be happy. Good job by everyone involved.
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