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, ...
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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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This film was first telecast in New York City Sunday 27 June 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as the premiere offering of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »
This is a perfectly disposable entertainment, most notable for having William Bendix, some location shooting at a ritzy resort, and some OK gags, some of which are a little closer to risqué than usual for early 40s cinema. The better jokes invovlve a party about one-third into the movie.
Plot? A couple taxi drivers who hit it rich have girlfriends who want to move up in society. While playing hooky from the party, our heroes fish the "Brooklyn Orchard" out of the water, foiling her suicide attempt. Whereupon, she declares that since the boys fished her from certain death, they now own her life. The result is standard farce fare.
Why watch? The ladies are pretty and clothes they are wearing are better than the usual B frock. The drunken music critic who turns up in the second reel is funny.
Why not watch? The depiction of men as loutishly stupid and women as scheming plotters feels mean spirited outside of a Laurel & Hardy movie. And there is nothing here you can't find in many better movies (or, for that matter, in an episode of Friends).
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