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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Hanley ...
Fred Martin
Lana Morris ...
Myra
Sonia Holm ...
Jean
Jack Allen ...
Parker
Sam Kydd ...
George Spencer
Pat McGrath ...
Henry
Michael Mellinger ...
Tim
Charles Morgan ...
J. L. MacLaren
Bruce Beeby ...
Chief Det. Inspector Rawlings
Rupert Evans ...
Joe Williams
Elizabeth Seal ...
Gwen
Jack Stewart ...
Mac Gregson
...
Inspector Finch
Trevor Reid ...
Commissioner
Edwin Richfield ...
Nat
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Fred Martin, a taxi driver who is a reformed convict, is used by the police to go undercover in order to help catch a gang of safe robbers. However things start to go wrong when the police stake out the wrong bank and Fred finds himself alone with the crooks. Written by mikewilson61720@yahoo.com

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Opening titles voiceover: "It *could* happen to you. This is a story based on true-life adventures of men and women of the City of London. Thanks are due to radio cabs of London and to Metropolitan Police Force, without whose help this film could not have been made." See more »

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Music by Dennis Berry and Steve Race
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"Calling All Cabs"
27 September 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Radio Cab Murder despite a few holes in the plot is a fewer frills noir than even American films would have had back then from our B studios. Still the action is kept at a good pace and there's not much extraneous material getting in the way of the plot.

By one of those movie coincidences Jimmy Hanley an ex-convict now driving a cab tails a robbery/murder suspect in another cab, but Hanley loses them in a park. Right after that an anonymous letter is sent to his cab company asking them by what right to they put the public in danger by hiring an ex-convict.

The police think it's a set up of sorts and Hanley goes to work for them. He's contacted soon enough by the same gang who needs his skills as a safecracker.

There are way too many coincidences in this film's story for me to give it a top rating. Hanley is cast well as a British every man, he'd grown out of playing callow youths which he primarily did in the Forties. Best by far in the cast supporting him is Sonia Holm who plays a beautiful but deadly female who is part of the gang not just a moll for the leader. Lana Morris plays Hanley's girlfriend who is the cab dispatcher who is his lifeline and proves to be resourceful.

At one point a snitch is murdered and the cops can't find evidence of a homicide. I won't reveal how they did it because it's what almost happens to Hanley. But forensics even in 1954 should have figured it out.

Radio Cab Murder despite flaws is still entertaining enough.


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