Carry On Cabby

  • PG
  • Gerald Thomas (1963)
  • UK
  • 88 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Proving a fare's a fare in love and war, the best of the black-and-white Carry Ons began life as a script by the then little-known Talbot Rothwell entitled Call Me a Cab. Having just parted company with regular scriptwriter Norman Hudis, producer Peter Rogers brought Rothwell into the fold and he went on to pen the next 19 films in the series. Pitting workaholic Sid James against the long-suffering Hattie Jacques, the battle between Speedee Taxis and Glamcabs is packed with hilarious incidents and cracking performances, not least from Kenneth Connor and Esma Cannon as the respective loyal lieutenants and Charles Hawtrey as the hapless Pintpot.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Sidney James and Hattie Jacques. The proprietor of Speedee Taxis gets some unexpected competition when his neglected wife starts up her own firm - the all-female Glamcabs.

Cast and crew

Cast

Charlie
Sidney James
Peggy
Hattie Jacques
Ted
Kenneth Connor
Pintpot
Charles Hawtrey
Flo
Esma Cannon
Sally
Liz Fraser
Smiley
Bill Owen
Len
Milo O'Shea
"Battleaxe"
Judith Furse
Aristocratic lady
Ambrosine Philpotts
Molly
Renee Houston
Expectant father
Jim Dale
Anthea
Amanda Barrie
Dumb girl
Carole Shelley
Chauffeur
Frank Forsyth

Crew

Director
Gerald Thomas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
Anglo Amalgamated
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy