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Some contemporary sources list the film's title either as Taxi! Taxi! or Taxi Taxi! ... More Less

Some contemporary sources list the film's title either as Taxi! Taxi! or Taxi Taxi! . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
6 Feb 1927.
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New York Times
15 Feb 1927
p. 23.
Variety
16 Feb 1927.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Taxi! Taxi!" by George Weston in The Saturday Evening Post (25 Jul--8 Aug 1925).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 April 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 14 February 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 October 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23237
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,173
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Peter Whitby, a lowly draftsman in the service of a distinguished architectural firm, is sent to the railway station to meet the president's niece and makes a very favorable impression on Rose. At Rose's request, Peter is sent shopping with her. He takes her to a notorious roadhouse to which her uncle has forbidden her to go; and discovering Zimmerman (her uncle) there with Parmalee, a wealthy contractor, they leave, arousing the suspicions of the house detective. Unable to find a cab, Peter buys one, not knowing it is the notorious "white taxi" in which a robbery and murder have been committed. Zimmerman threatens to send Rose home and discharges Peter, who drives his taxi to meet her. En route to the justice of the peace, they are chased by the police, Zimmerman, and Parmalee; they manage, however, to complete the marriage ceremony in time, and the real crooks are ... +


Peter Whitby, a lowly draftsman in the service of a distinguished architectural firm, is sent to the railway station to meet the president's niece and makes a very favorable impression on Rose. At Rose's request, Peter is sent shopping with her. He takes her to a notorious roadhouse to which her uncle has forbidden her to go; and discovering Zimmerman (her uncle) there with Parmalee, a wealthy contractor, they leave, arousing the suspicions of the house detective. Unable to find a cab, Peter buys one, not knowing it is the notorious "white taxi" in which a robbery and murder have been committed. Zimmerman threatens to send Rose home and discharges Peter, who drives his taxi to meet her. En route to the justice of the peace, they are chased by the police, Zimmerman, and Parmalee; they manage, however, to complete the marriage ceremony in time, and the real crooks are arrested. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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