Taxi! (1932)






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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 23, 2012
Warner Bros.


as Matt Nolan

as Sue Reilly

as Marie Costa

as Pop Riley

as Buck Gerard

as Danny Nolan

as Joe Silva

as Movie Star

as Father Nulty

as Truckdriver

as Judge West

as Onlooker

as William `Willie' Ken...

as Cop with Jewish man

as Cop with Jewish Man

as Dance Judge

as Dance Judge

as Dance Judge

as Monument Maker

as Cleaning Woman

as Movie Star

as Dance Judge

as Movie Star
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Critic Reviews for Taxi!

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

How can you refuse a film that embraces non-violent arbitration and still gives a pass to Cagney taking revenge?

Full Review… | March 11, 2012
Parallax View

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.'

Full Review… | March 9, 2012
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Just what a Depression audience wanted to see.

Full Review… | April 28, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Taxi!

Cagney speaks Yiddish! For real, as he was moderately fluent in the language in real life. Only screen pairing of Cagney and Loretta Young.

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