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Movie: Taxi(1932)[tt0023556] 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 byGreg Helton <ghelton@airmail.net>
Title Taxi
Release Date 16 May 1932 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Crime, Drama, Romance
Production Companies Warner Bros.
James Cagney
James Cagney...
Matt Nolan...
Loretta Young
Loretta Young...
Sue Riley Nolan...
George E. Stone
George E. Stone...
Skeets...
Guy Kibbee
Guy Kibbee...
Pop Riley...
Leila Bennett
Leila Bennett...
Ruby...
Dorothy Burgess
Dorothy Burgess...
Marie Costa...
David Landau
David Landau...
Buck Gerard...
Ray Cooke
Ray Cooke...
Danny Nolan...

Reviews

barryrd on 29 September 2011
The early 1930's in New York City is the scene for this movie where men fight one another for advantage in the taxi business. The women in their lives get embroiled in the crime wave that breaks out. Jimmy Cagney is Matt Nolan, the pugnacious rabble rouser and the little guy with a chip on his shoulder in a role that defines his mannerisms and style as the lovable tough guy. Loretta Young is Sue Riley, the daughter of a driver who gets killed in the working class warfare, who Cagney falls in love with. She is every bit as spunky in her effort to stop the vicious rivalry that took the life of her father. Young became one of the most loved actresses of her time. She made this movie in her late teens and is brilliant. Leila Bennett is Ruby, Sue's close friend, who delivers a large measure of humor and her New York twang gives it that extra zing. The movie takes us through the streets and into the ballrooms and apartments of depression era New York. Judging by the names, the characters are mostly Irish, with Irish cops and priest to complete the picture. However, it is Cagney and Young who shine. When he falls for Sue, Matt is putty in her hands but when his temper gets the better of him, the romance wanes. Sue is every bit as lovestruck when Matt kisses and flirts with her. This is a crime movie with lots of fun and a great slice of New York City life but most of all, I liked the match-up of the two stars, who are at their best.

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