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They Met in a Taxi (1936)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 9 September 1936 (USA)
A cab driver takes in a young woman who claims to be a reluctant bride, and becomes involved in the search for a stolen necklace.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Octavus Roy Cohen (story Taxi Please), Howard J. Green (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Jimmy Donlin
Fay Wray ... Mary Trenton
Raymond Walburn ... Mr. Roger Clifton
Lionel Stander ... Fingers Garrison
Henry Mollison ... Mr. Arnold Stewart
Kenneth Harlan ... Mr. Andrews
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Storyline

Taxicab driver Jimmy Donlin (Chester Morris) is hailed by Mary Trenton (Fay Wray), a fashion-store model who is falsely accused of stealing a string of valuable beads while modeling a wedding gown for a socialite bride-to-be. With the aid of his friends Roger Clifton (Raymond Walburn) and pickpocket "Fingers" Garrison (Lionel Stander), he sets out to prove Mary's innocence. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE FASTEST FUN FEST SINCE THE FIRST KISS IN A CAB! (original window card-all caps)


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taxi Please See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Cab passenger: Cab?
Fingers Garrison: We was just discussing whether it was or not.
Cab passenger: I wanna go to Holy Cross Cemetery. Do you know a shortcut?
Fingers Garrison: Sure - suicide! Hop in.
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Unbelievable but worth seeing.
28 January 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

One day while driving his cab, a woman in a wedding gown hops in and insists he leave as soon as possible. Soon, she tells the cabbie a story and he feels sorry for her and takes her home. Later, it turns out she wasn't exactly telling the truth...so Mary has a hard time convincing him of the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Oddly, he then agrees to help her prove that she isn't a jewel thief...and his two friends help as well! Does any of this make sense? Not really...but Chester Morris, Fay Wray and the rest do a good job of putting over a silly plot and making it seem almost possibly plausible...maybe. Overall, a time-passer and a modestly enjoyable one at that.


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