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Speedee Taxis is a great success, which means its workaholic owner Charlie starts neglecting Peggy, his wife. Suddenly a fleet of rival taxis appears from nowhere and start pinching all the fares. The rivals are Glamcabs, and they have a secret weapon. All their drivers are very attractive women! Who's behind Glamcabs? It's open warfare and only one fleet can survive! Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Charles Hawtrey was unable to drive, and was given lessons by Pinewood studio staff. See more »

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When Sarge tells Allbright to follow the robbers and Allbright remarks on how the union will react to this, Sarge's mouth remains shut when we hear the noise used to cover the rude word in his response. See more »

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Terry 'Pintpot' Tankard: Are you the boss or something?
Ted Watson: I'm what they call the something manager. My advice to you is to be off.
Terry 'Pintpot' Tankard: You mean buzz off?
Ted Watson: No, but you're getting warm!
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Cabbies who look like playboy bunnies
19 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Sid James joins the Carry On troupe in this film and in Carry On Cabby he makes a smashing debut as the workaholic owner of a taxi cab fleet. Among the other problems he has are some of the new drivers he has to train among them Carry On perennials Kenneth Connor and Charles Hawtrey.

Of course James is proud of the business he's built and he even takes a turn behind wheel himself. A lot of people would think that an accomplishment and bosses who aren't afraid to get in the mix with their employees are usually popular. But Sid is getting less and less popular on the home front.

Hattie Jacques is Mrs. James and she's feeling ignored at home as James thinks of nothing but the business. In the end she organizes her own fleet of cabs with shapely young female cabbies who look like playboy bunnies without the ears. As she says they have assets to exploit their male counterparts do not.

Charles Hawtrey was getting a bit risqué and flamboyant in playing a most stereotypical gay cabdriver. He comes to work in form fitting leather jacket on a motorcycle. This was probably very close to the truth in Hawtrey's life whom everyone knew and he didn't deny was gay.

Funniest moments in the film is a long drawn out affair with James and Hawtrey driving expectant father Jim Dale and his very pregnant wife who keeps them out all night with a few false labors. It's about then that Jacques decides to take a stand.

Sad to say I've dealt with a few cabbies in real life who might have been trained at this cab company.


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