Taxi! (1932) - Rotten Tomatoes

Taxi! (1932)

Taxi! (1932)

Taxi!

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Movie Info

A tough, independent New York cabbie (James Cagney) stands up to a powerful taxi trust that is trying to monopolize the city. To help with his struggle the taxi driver rallies fellow independent drivers, but this leads to an unstoppable spiral of increasing violence that forces the culminates in a battle of wits. This is the first film in which Cagney displayed his considerable talents as a dancer. Another dancer George Raft was brought in by Cagney to perform during a dance contest segment.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 23, 2012
Runtime:
Warner Bros.

Cast

James Cagney
as Matt Nolan
Loretta Young
as Sue Reilly
Dorothy Burgess
as Marie Costa
Guy Kibbee
as Pop Riley
David Landau
as Buck Gerard
Ray Cooke
as Danny Nolan
Matt McHugh
as Joe Silva
Evelyn Knapp
as Movie Star
George MacFarlane
as Father Nulty
Nat Pendleton
as Truckdriver
Berton Churchill
as Judge West
Lee Phelps
as Onlooker
George Raft
as William `Willie' Ken...
Robert E. O'Connor
as Cop with Jewish man
Robert Emmett O'Conn...
as Cop with Jewish Man
Russ Powell
as Dance Judge
Eddie Fetherston
as Dance Judge
Russell Powell
as Dance Judge
Hector V. Sarno
as Monument Maker
Aggie Herring
as Cleaning Woman
Donald Cook
as Movie Star
Eddie Fetherstone
as Dance Judge
Evalyn Knapp
as Movie Star
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News & Interviews for Taxi!

Critic Reviews for Taxi!

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Taxi!

Another Cagney Masterpiece that should've been named something different since taxis weren't really at all the plot of this movie. A large middle section is devoted to Cagney trying to win over the lead dame, but the beginning sets up the story and a great ending ensues.

Another Cagney Masterpiece that should've been named something different since taxis weren't really at all the plot of this movie. A large middle section is devoted to Cagney trying to win over the lead dame, but the beginning sets up the story and a great ending ensues.

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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