Taxicab company owners Tim McGuerin and Eddie Corbett rescue Lucy Gibbs from a suicide attempt and she insists on placing her life and destiny in the hands of her two rescuers. From there, ... See full summary »
Taxicab company owners Tim McGuerin and Eddie Corbett rescue Lucy Gibbs from a suicide attempt and she insists on placing her life and destiny in the hands of her two rescuers. From there, the two men try to keep their guardianship of the blonde young rescuee from Tim's socially ambitious wife, Sadie McGuerin, and Eddie's fiancée Mabel Cooney. Written by
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Short (only 50 minutes) but fun film has taxi company owners Tim McGuerin (William Bendix, always plays the blue collar palooka), and Joe Sawyer (Eddie Corbett) running out on their own party and finding all kinds of trouble. Along the way, they bump into Lucy Gibbs (Marjorie Woodworth, only 22 years old), and the real trouble begins. First of a trilogy, Brooklyn Orchid, 1942 was followed by "The McGuerins From Brooklyn" also 1942, and by "Taxi Mister" 1943, all under an hour, with the same writers, director, and leads. This was only Bendix's second gig. Plot moves right along - kind of feels like an extended episode of I Love Lucy, or Abbott & Costello. All's well that ends well, kind of....
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