Taxi!
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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 dating his daughter, Sue (Loretta Young), and they enter a Peabody dance contest at a local… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"How can you refuse a film that embraces non-violent arbitration and still gives a pass to Cagney taking revenge?"
‑ Sean Axmaker, 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.'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Just what a Depression audience wanted to see."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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