Midnight Taxi (1937)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Gangster Film  |   Release Date - Apr 5, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Sometimes it seemed as if Brian Donlevy played nothing but G-men during his years at 20th Century-Fox. In Midnight Taxi, Donlevy is cast as Chick Gardner, a federal agent who poses as a New York cab driver. His plan is to use his cover to expose a gang of counterfeiters, who've been using taxis as their means of distribution. Befriending a cabbie who's in the employ of the crooks, our hero is able to join the gang, though a few of the bad guys remain suspicious of his motives. Before Gardner is able to break the back of the operation, he is forced to extricate his sweetheart Gilda Lee (Frances Drake) from a very perilous predicament. For reasons best known to local television programmers, Midnight Taxi was seen over and over again during the 1950s and 1960s heyday of TV's "Late Late Shows."

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