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Carry On Cabby (1963)

Carry on Cabby (original title)
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... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay), Sidney Green (based on an original story by) (as S. C. Green) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Charlie Hawkins
Hattie Jacques ... Peggy Hawkins
Kenneth Connor ... Ted Watson
Charles Hawtrey ... Terry 'Pintpot' Tankard
Esma Cannon ... Flo Sims
Liz Fraser ... Sally
Bill Owen ... Smiley Sims
Milo O'Shea ... Len
Judith Furse ... Battleaxe Rider
Ambrosine Phillpotts ... Aristocratic Lady
Renee Houston ... Molly
Jim Dale ... Jeremy - Expectant Father
Amanda Barrie ... Anthea
Carole Shelley ... Dumb Driver
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Sarge
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Storyline

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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That crazy 'Carry On' gang - back at their funniest! See more »


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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carry on Taxi See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Kenneth Williams turned down the role of Allbright due to what he considered an inferior script. The part was scaled down, and given to Norman Chappell. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Charlie Hawkins: When you get to be a cab driver you cut yourself right off from the rest of the human race. Everybody's got it in for you and nobody loves you. In no time at all you find that you're about as popular as a wickerwork seat in a nudist camp, and you know what sort of impression that makes on people.
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OK entry but best was yet to come
9 February 2011 | by vancleef1980See all my reviews

Cabby is generally regarded as one of the best of the series and it was to be said it is a very good film. Hattie Jacques has probably her finest part and her and Sid James always made a good team. That said even though this was Talbot Rothwell's first Carry on script and there are some bawdy lines and very funny situations it still has that Norman Hudis feel to it. Now i was never a fan of the Hudis Carry on's i feel they were no different to any other harmless stiff upper lip British comedy film's that were being made at the time despite their somewhat high reputation. This was a decent warm up for Rothwell and after a couple of silly follow ups Jack and Spying he really hit home with the hilarious and brilliant Cleo (the first great Carry on film). Cabby is harmless fun with great support from Hawtrey and Connor, but much better was to come.


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