After running over a police officer's motorcycle, Ben and Billy are chased by the law onto a docked ship where they disguise themselves as a European baron and general. In the same guises ... See full summary »
An incompetent and nearly illiterate man is fired at a taxi company. He sees a help wanted sign at a taxidermist and, thinking it has something to do with taxis, applies for a job. He's hired as the night watchman. Before the first night is over, he must deal with burglars, a mummy, a goose that needs stuffing, and an odd duck who claims to have a pet flea.Written by
Well, some of the original Lonesome Lukes are pretty awful, and a couple of the Stan Laurel one-reelers are pretty bad too -- there's one in which the humor consists of everyone being Irish and bashing each other with bricks. But once you get past the initial gag in this movie, which is a typical piece of Del Lord destroying automobiles amusingly, this, the nominal last of the Taxi Boys series has Billy Gilbert going to a taxidermy shop -- he doesn't know the difference -- and getting involved with a twitchy Ben Blue in a scare-the-comics routine. Billy does some of his sneezing routine, but it doesn't look like they intended it for more than filling out a film that was running desperately short.
Bad story line, bad continuity and even the special effects are fairly cheesy and obvious. It looks like they had already canceled the series before they made this one of scraps.
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