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When have you ever seen a Waiter carrying a flyswatter in a seafood restaurant before? That was hysterical! And Leila Bennett reminds me of Imogine Coca, or vice versa. Great movie all around!
Cagney and Young Carry the Pic
- Cori Zee
Jimmy Cagney at his pugnacious best, and this time the plot revolves around his inability to keep from socking blokes left and right for any least offense! Loretta Young shows remarkable acting ability at the tender age of 18. Once you get over how young these two Hollywood greats look in this movie, you just sit back and enjoy the charisma they bring to their characters, and how they so convincingly drive the plot line to its conclusion.As in all movies from the studio era, they are well supported by the secondary cast which are able to bring humor and characterization to their roles. And here Cagney delivers his famous "you dirty rat line"' and you'll be surprised who he says it to!
18 year-old Loretta tames Cagney in one of her more powerful performances. Wonderful script and cast, including the inimitable Leila Bennett. Must see to believe.
Go for a Ride with Cagney
So many good things about this picture: a young, pretty Loretta Young as Cagney's love interest; he speaks Yiddish for the first time on film (and not the last); his first dancing on film (watch that footwork!); his portrayal of an angry young man is realistic; his emotional breakddown at his brother's death is great. One thing: Young's girlfriend talks too much and has a jarring voice that wears on you. But then, she wears on everyone in the film as well, so maybe it was intended to make us "feel their pain."
JAMES CAGNEY / LORETTA YOUNG
STARRING A YOUNG JAMES CAGNEY AND LORETTA YOUNG, TAXI! IS A VERY SOLID MOVIE ABOUT A CAB DRIVER TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING IN A CROOKED BUSINESS. JAMES CAGNEY IS GREAT IN THIS FILM, AS IS THE VERY BEAUTIFUL LORETTA YOUNG. IF YOU LIKE THOSE FAST-PACED EARLY 1930's WARNER BROS. MOVIES, THEN YOU SHOULD CHECK THIS ONE OUT!