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Carry on Cabby (1963)

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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Here's a Bang-Up Comedy That Will Have You Hanging On With Laughter! See more »


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Trivia

The finale for the film was lifted from the script of 'The Streets of Town' which was registered by Peter Rogers, but never filmed. 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

Terry 'Pintpot' Tankard: Are you the boss or something?
Ted Watson: I'm what they call the something manager. My advice to you is to be off.
Terry 'Pintpot' Tankard: You mean buzz off?
Ted Watson: No, but you're getting warm!
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Connections

Followed by Carry on Behind (1975) See more »

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Relies on plot rather than smut
17 May 2002 | by unclepeteSee all my reviews

This is a really heart warming flick with a cracking story. Sure, the gags are there, but they are not the forefront of the film.

James and Jacques have rarely been in finer form, and manage to construct some very poignant scenes. Amanda Barrie is absolutely drop dead gorgeous.

Perhaps most overlooked, this film has one of the loveliest scores of all the Carry Ons, and makes use of some lovely arrangements.

Definitely a must see if you like the genre.


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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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