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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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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HERE'S COMEDY THAT'S GOT EVERYTHING! The blonde ball-of-flame known as Brooklyn Orchid...two mugs who pyramid a 20 cent-a-mile cab into a fortune...a playboy who changes his wife whenever he changes his tie...gags galore...and...oh, well, why go on folks? As we said, it's the comedy that's got EVERYTHING! See more »
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.It first aired in Baltimore 10 November 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2). 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
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
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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