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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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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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The last feature film of Esma Cannon. See more »

Goofs

When Flo Sims instructs the new recruits to "use this" (a starting handle) to stop unwanted amorous advances of male passengers, she is actually showing the girls a wheel-brace. See more »

Quotes

[Charlie, not knowing that Peggy is running Glamcabs, tells her all about the planned sabotage]
Peggy Hawkins: What you're going to do is wrong, Charlie!
Charlie Hawkins: All right, so it's wrong, Charlie! And I'm a right Charlie!
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Followed by Carry on Girls (1973) See more »

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a pro feminist carry on
30 August 2008 | by petersj-2See all my reviews

Well almost! There is a real battle of the sexes in this carry on and if you don't mind the expression the women come out on top. This is not a very funny carry on, in fact quite the contrary. There are moments that are actually quite touching. THe marriage between Hatti and husband Sid is a troubled one and its nece to see real character development. Its actually quite poignant. Hatti is playing for truth rather than being cast as the fat funny lady.The climax of the movie when all the cabs start chasing the bad guys who are abducting Hatti Jacques and Liz Frazer is actually very exciting. Those taxis and other "relics" of the time look wonderfully nostalgic. The interior sets look cute too and its all in glorious black and white. The music is wonderful and the script is character driven but still has a strong story line. Although it may not be very funny it is extremely entertaining and its a fine movie. The script is excellent and the characters are beautifully developed. This is a good story. We are given a break from the fabulous Kenneth Williams but there is plenty of talent. Great to see Hatti Jacques get more to do and she gives a brilliant performance. The ever reliable Liz Fraser does great work too. Sid James is wonderful in this role and its easy to see why he became so popular. Jim Dale in a small role is great and later its interesting that he became so sexy. Charles Hawtry is in fine form and the normally annoying Kenneth Connor gives his best under stated performance without the annoying mannerisms that detracted from many of the carry on movies. Esma Cannon plays it quite straight for a change and as always still steals every scene she is in. The real star of this is Hatti Jacques who really makes this fine movie a totally enjoyable experience.


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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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