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Radio Cab Murder

An innocent cab-driver gets drawn into a plot to rob a bank.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Fred Martin, an ex-con safecracker turned honest London cabbie, witnesses an armed robbery and chases the getaway car in his off-duty taxi. The thieves escape, but Martin's attempted act of heroism draws a dangerous proposal from the police. They want to "fire" Martin from his job, in the hope that the robbers, who need the services of a safecracker, will try to recruit him into their gang. When the crooks take the bait, Martin becomes a central player in a major bank heist. The sting proceeds smoothly until one of the gang recognizes Martin as the cab driver who chased them earlier, and they decide to murder him after the robbery. Unaware that his cover is blown, Martin helps the gang carry out their crime. With his police protection diverted by a false lead, Martin is left at the mercy of his ruthless new bosses. His only hope is an army of fellow cabbies who mobilize a citywide search.

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Thriller | Vintage TV

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.3
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Rating 4.5 Calling All Cabbies!! Movie Lover: from BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND AU -- June, 3, 2014

Things get off to a bang straight away in this
gritty British cops and robbers yarn. Cabbie
Fred sees a robbery and follows the getaway
car, noting down car make, colour and license
number. They lose him however and having
a woman as the robber makes it all the more
difficult for the police.
Back at the depot Fred runs into more trouble.
His boss has been receiving "poison pen" letters
about him. Fred is an ex-con who is making
a determined effort to go straight and his
boss knows all about it and in an interesting
story line feels that people should not be
judged for past mistakes.
There is a murder, and suddenly the letters
and robberies are all tied in.
A really gripping, realistic crime movie as only
the Brits know how to do them.


Rating 4.0 Well done Movie Lover: from Middle Village, NY US -- February, 25, 2010

Don't let the title mislead you, this film's more about a caper to rob a bank than about a homocide. It's an English film from 1954, much of which was shot in the streets of London, and if you know that city, it's interesting seeing how some familar sites looked a half century ago. The plot concerns a bank robbery, the use of a "plant" inside the gang who was a cab driver, and how the robbery ends up and the "bad guys" foiled thanks to the use of radio equipped London cabs. A pretty enjoyable film.


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  • Sales Rank: 2,303
  • UPC: 089218575692
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