Calling All Cabbies!!
Movie Lover: Diane Byrnes
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.
Movie Lover: John Walter
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.