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Posted by Simon Balderston (Member # 5106) on August 24, 2018, 07:21 AM:
hi can anybody tell me how many taxi boys film were made thank you
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on August 24, 2018, 09:06 AM:
3; CALL HER SAUSAGE, THE TAXI BOYS, WHAT PRICE, TAXI? - There were 3 others in the "series", all on 16 of course, but the first three are around (somewhere) in 8mm/Super 8, usually from Blackhawk - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by Simon Balderston (Member # 5106) on August 24, 2018, 11:00 AM:
hi joe thanks for the information i have the second 2 on 16mm and one called strange innertube and another i cant put my hands on thank you again cheers simon
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on August 24, 2018, 11:47 AM:
The Taxi Boys films are:-
What Price Taxi 1932
Strange Innertube 1932
Hot Spot 1932
Taxi For Two 1932
Wreckety Wrecks 1933
Taxi Barons 1933
Call Her Sausage (1933) is not a Taxi Boys film as such although it does star Billy Gilbert and Ben Blue. It's the story of a shopkeeper and his useless assistant.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on August 24, 2018, 12:15 PM:
I sit corrected, Bonjour Maurice - Shorty
Posted by Simon Balderston (Member # 5106) on August 24, 2018, 12:44 PM:
thanks to you both cheers simon
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on August 27, 2018, 12:54 PM:
We had a copy of the taxi boys and at the time i had never heard of it. What i was surprised out is that its pretty muck L & H without L & H. The same style of comedy and the music was the same. I had it as part of a small lot i bought. I didnt keep this particular comedy.
Posted by Ken Finch (Member # 2768) on September 09, 2018, 01:31 PM:
Thundering Taxis,What Price Taxi, Taxi Barons and Wreckety Wrecks are all on 9.5mm Sound. Also short mute extracts from What Price Taxi, Wreckety Wrecks and Thundering Taxis were available as 200 or 300ft versions. Different tiles though!! ken Finch.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on September 09, 2018, 02:14 PM:
I'll look for them at Blackpool - Shorty
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 09, 2018, 02:46 PM:
I missed out quoting the 1933 "Thundering Taxis" as it does not feature Billy Gilbert and Ben Blue.
The two taxi drivers are played by Clyde Cook and Billy Bevan.
It was the last of the Taxi Boys series from the Hal Roach studios.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on September 09, 2018, 03:56 PM:
I think I have some of these on 16mm and some on 9.5
Posted by Simon Balderston (Member # 5106) on September 10, 2018, 05:25 AM:
hi david please let me know if you have cheers simon
Posted by Ken Finch (Member # 2768) on September 15, 2018, 09:15 AM:
Hi Joe. As you are going to Blackpool, here are the titles of the 9.5mm Pathescope abridged/shortened mute Taxi Boys films. SB30546 The Defaulters,(What Price Taxi). SB30545 Double Dummies (Wreckety Wrecks). Both 300ft. Eyes Front (Thundering Taxis 60ft extract).
M30543 Jumping Jallopy (Thundering Taxis, 200ft). Good hunting! Ken Finch.
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on September 16, 2018, 08:13 PM:
The "Taxi Barons" short slipped by Hollywood’s “The Hays Code.”
At the beginning of the short there is a gag used as a set-up using a: “Chinese finger trap, handcuff” and that gag later becomes racy as seen at the 6: 25 time mark.
To me, What Price Taxi is the most hilariously consistent short in the series, and I don’t find them frequently either on 16mm or Super 8mm sound. This edition stars Franklin Pangborn, Clyde Cook, and Billy Gilbert.
Call Her Sausage: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3weh48
The “Ask me Why” banter between Billy Gilbert and Billy Bletcher is hilarious at the 9:13 time mark.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on September 17, 2018, 08:05 AM:
I have a print of 'Sausage', looking for a Super 8 on WHAT PRICE, TAXI? - Michael, stay in touch - Fraternally, Shorty
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on September 17, 2018, 03:24 PM:
"Sausage" on 8 seems to be a rare find and from a UK neg, right?
I have a 16 of: "Movie Daze" from '34. Billy Gilbert's name is again: Mr. Schmaltz, playing a frustrated movie director.
I came across an eBay auction of a Charley Chase title from 1932 titled: "Mr. Bride." The film is from a Film Classics UK negative which I had never known to exist on 16.
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