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Taxi (1932)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 23 January 1932 (USA)
Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Kenyon Nicholson (based on the play by), Kubec Glasmon (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Matt Nolan
Loretta Young ... Sue Riley Nolan
George E. Stone ... Skeets
Guy Kibbee ... Pop Riley
Leila Bennett ... Ruby
Dorothy Burgess ... Marie Costa
David Landau ... Buck Gerard
Ray Cooke ... Danny Nolan
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Storyline

Amidst a backdrop of growing violence and intimidation, independent cab drivers struggling against a consolidated juggernaut rally around hot-tempered Matt Nolan. Nolan is determined to keep competition alive on the streets, even if it means losing the woman he loves. Written by Greg Helton <ghelton@airmail.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

23 January 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taxi, Please See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie-within-a-movie, 'Her Hour of Love', with Donald Cook and Evalyn Knapp, was not an actual film clip, but a new sequence especially filmed for 'Taxi'. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in New York City, the exterior scene between the 3 taxicabs was obviously filmed in Los Angeles, which bears no resemblance whatsoever to the correct locale. See more »

Quotes

Marie Costa: Leave 'em alone. They're not botherin' you.
Buck Gerard: Yeah? How do you know?
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Connections

Featured in Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Georgia on My Mind
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Stuart Gorrell
Played by the Cotton Club Orchestra
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You don't see a lot of taxis but you do see a gangster movie
17 July 2002 | by raskimonoSee all my reviews

Good gangster movie set in the world of taxis. The movie is really a character study of one and a half men and one and a half women. Two rival taxi companies are in a war to gain turf and territory. When the turf wars end, people die and revenge or forgiveness is the scorecard. The women represented by Loretta Young are willing to forgive and move on but the men represented by Jimmy Cagney won't and are on course to set their lives back. The love story is unequivocally well-written and the final scene escapes certain cliches that have come before within the movie to pack a powerful punch. It was a big hit for WB in 1932, and is definitely worth a see.


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