The trials and tribulations of a cab driver working the night shift, who must put with an assortment of crazies, hardcases and sob stories during work and then has to come home to a loud, argumentative, shrewish wife.
Sid is a Hollywood taxi-cab driver who works at night, and spends his days getting scolded by his wife Lucy. His adventures---real and dreamed---include a run-in with a gang of jewel thieves; a search conducted for a Hollywood radio-producer with a female quiz-program contestant; a the premature birth of a baby in in taxicab, and arguments with his visiting in-laws.Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Re-titled, and edited down to less than thirty minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950's as part of a syndicated half hour package. See more »
One of Melton's better films.
According to IMDb, there are two versions of the film--an original and one edited down for TV. This review is for the original version.
This film stars Sid Melton--a burlesque-style comic who made a few very undistinguished movie appearances during the 1950s (in fact, many of them were simply awful). Later, he gained some fame on "The Danny Thomas Show" and as Alf Monroe on TV's "Green Acres". Melton died just a couple months back at the ripe old age of 94.
Sid plays a cab driver married to a shrewish lady (Iris Adrian). You're bound to recognize Adrian if you like old-time television and films, as she had 160 appearances to her credit. Her bossy, loud-mouth character in "Stop That Cab" is pretty typical of the sort of roles she had over the years. As far as the plot goes, well, there really isn't much of one. Throughout the film, all kinds of bad things happen to Sid--though many of them turn out to be dreams. This episodic style, while far from brilliant, had a few decent moments here and there and seemed to fit Melton's style pretty well. Not a brilliant film, but very watchable and oddly entertaining.
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