Release Date: Jan 23, 1932 Wide
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 158
A huge box office success and a key film in James Cagney's rise to stardom, this drama stars Cagney as Matt Nolan, a gritty New York City cab driver who is being squeezed by a monopolistic taxi trust which uses force to run him and other independent cabbies away from the most profitable locations. Nolan joins forces with Pop Riley (George Kibbee), whose cab is smashed by a truck when he refuses to cooperate with the syndicate. Kibbee is sent to prison for shooting at the truck driver. Nolan is
Jan 23, 1932 Wide
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George E. Stone
Cotton Club Orchestra
Robert E. O'Connor
Cop with Jewish man
William "Willie" Kenny
Hector V. Sarno
How can you refuse a film that embraces non-violent arbitration and still gives a pass to Cagney taking revenge?
Is James Cagney the greatest movie star in history? Watching 'Taxi!,' it's hard to vote no. As active as a terrier, as combustible as dynamite, he was made for motion pictures; he's so kinetic he threatens to ignite, like Johnny Blaze in 'Ghost Rider.'
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