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
Flat entry in Hal Roach's "Taxi Boys" series finds Ben Blue playing a cab driver who is taken along by a man planning to elope with his girlfriend but first they must try and get past her father. The second portion deals with Blue and another cab driver (Billy Gilbert) starting a panic in the street when they innocently try to push a taxi off the road and don't realize they're wrecking into countless other cars. There are a couple funny bits here but for the most part this short falls flat on its face in terms of laughs. The highlight has to happen early on when the boyfriend is throwing small rocks at a window trying to wake the girlfriend up when Ben throws a large rock, which not only breaks a window but bashes the father upside his head. The second portion deals with a neat stunt of countless cars being pushed as one but not once did I find it funny nor did the ending inside the court make me laugh. I had heard quite a bit about the "comic style" of Ben Blue but this was my first chance to actually see him. He wasn't nearly as annoying as I had heard but I can see why many would probably hate him as annoying is certainly the type of comedy he's going after. Gilbert is pretty good in his role and manages to get a couple laughs with his stuttering problem.
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