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 »
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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