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Taxi! (1932)

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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.

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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' Kenny
Robert Emmett O'Connor
as Cop with Jewish Man
Robert E. O'Connor
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
Evalyn Knapp
as Movie Star
Eddie Fetherstone
as Dance Judge
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Critic Reviews for Taxi!

All Critics (3)

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

March 11, 2012 | Full Review…

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.'

March 9, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Just what a Depression audience wanted to see.

April 28, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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