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In Fast Company (1946)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 22 June 1946 (USA)
The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the independent owners/drivers out of business through various tactics such as sabotage, beatings and intimidation. But he crosses ... See full summary »

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George Eldredge ...
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The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the independent owners/drivers out of business through various tactics such as sabotage, beatings and intimidation. But he crosses paths with "Slip" Mahoney, who is driving an independent cab as a favor, and the rest of the 'Bowery Boys," and this does not bode well for the crook and his henchmen. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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FAST, FURIOUS and FUNNY... Those Riotous Rascals Are On The Loose Again! See more »


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22 June 1946 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Film debut (uncredited) of Paul Picerni. See more »

Goofs

As the Bowery Boys force their way into Mr. McCormick's mansion, a hand from outside can be seen closing the front door behind them. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: [admiring a marble bust] How do ya like this - real marble.
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: Musta taken a lot of marbles to make dat.
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Followed by Spook Chasers (1957) See more »

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Taxi Wars
14 November 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In Fast Company finds the Bowery Boys involved in taxi wars as the big Ponderosa outfit of the NYC cab companies managed by Douglas Fowley is trying all kinds of intimidation tactics to push the independent owner operators out of business. One of those independents is banged up pretty bad so the local priest Charles D. Brown prevails upon Leo Gorcey to pinch hit. Well when you get Gorcey you get the rest of the Bowery Boys bringing whatever skills they have to bear on the situation.

This film is a nice combination of Bowery Boy hijinks and a bit of pathos as brought by Mary Gordon, wife of the injured cab owner. That woman besides playing Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes series played more sweet Irish moms in film than anyone else by far. Yet you can hear her Scot's speech pattern loud and clear.

There are three other women who get substantial roles here, unusual for a Bowery Boy film. Jane Randolph as the daughter of the real owner of the cab company that Fowley is running for his own benefit, Marjorie Woodworth a glamorous dame who leads Gorcey down the path to a severe beating and Judy Clark niece of Bernard Gorcey who Leo Gorcey keeps standing up for a date. And yet Louie Dumbrowski let those kids hang out in his Sweet Shop.

Bowery Boy fans should like this one.


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