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 »
Tumak, member of the prehistoric Rock tribe, is exiled and makes his way to the more peaceful Shell tribe, where he is taken in and taught manners by the lovely Loana. Forced to leave the ... See full summary »
Hal Roach Jr.,
Lon Chaney Jr.
Colonel Barkley is very proud of his assistant, Sergeant Doubleday, who has a photographic memory. Doubleday shows off his book knowledge on firearms during a class given by Sergeant Ames, ... See full summary »
This film is a 1949 compilation from two films in the "McGuerin" streamliners series made by Hal Roach in 1942; "The McGuerins from Brooklyn" and "Taxi, Mister" which accounts for players ... See full summary »
Another in the Roach "streamliner" series of semi-westerns top-billing Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy) and Noah Beery, Jr. (Pidge) as out-of-work cowhands. This one is a showcase - in some instances ... See full summary »
Its is NYC in 1928 and taxi-cab owners Tim McGuerin and Eddie Corbett are making a hard-scrabble living with the one tumbledown cab they have between them, and take shifts driving. They ... 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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Knockabout guys William Bendix and Joe Sawyer, a pair of millionaire taxi owners are just bored stiff at a party that Bendix's wife Grace Bradley is throwing for society. The water off Brooklyn Heights is as good as it is off Sheepshead Bay so they decide to go fishing. What they fish from the drink is suicide wannabe Marjorie Woodworth, the Brooklyn Orchid.
That's the contest she won a year before in Coney Island, but she's bored with her life now, it ain't no bed of roses for a beauty contest winner. But Woodworth is a student of Oriental philosophy and she believes like the Chinese, a life saved is a life owned.
Take Bendix's other and more famous Brooklyn character Chester A. Riley and give him a couple of million dollars and you've got Tim McGuerin. Unlike Riley, McGuerin married a stripper and Bradley does not like to be reminded from whence she came. This society bash she's giving is rather important to her.
Brooklyn Orchid was the first of three films the quartet of Bendix, Sawyer, Bradley and Woodworth made from these characters. They were done at Hal Roach Studio and Roach was lucky to grab Bendix right before he signed with Paramount and became one of their steadiest working character players. And also before he created Chester A. Riley for radio and then television.
Brooklyn Orchid is an easy to take B picture from the Roach Studio. One thing I didn't understand was not one reference to the Dodgers who had won the National League pennant the year before.
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