The night and next morning in the lives of a taxi driver and a couple who's eloping. The groom doesn't want to wake his bride's father on the night of the elopement, but Ben the cabbie gets a few things wrong. Next morning, after the wedding, while the newlyweds nap in the back seat, Ben has traffic problems. When he can't get the hack started, the police insist he push the cab out of the way. Not wanting to wake the couple, he gets help from Billy, a fellow cabbie, and the push turns into an adventure that ends in court. Written by
Another zany entry in the "taxi" series for Hal Roach...
BEN BLUE is the chief laugh-getter in this zany Hal Roach short about a man who wants to elope with this sweetheart without arousing her father from slumber. He and Ben Blue manage to waken the girl and set out to keep a good distance between themselves, the law and the girl's irate father.
Scenes involving a chain of cars being pushed by Billy Gilbert and Ben Blue are full of comic delights, but overall this one lacks the punch of similar "taxi" movies featuring the twosome.
Good for a few chuckles with the usual dash of slapstick humor present in all of these Hal Roach comedies.
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