Monday, October 10, 2016

"Thundering Taxis"

A view north on Broxton Ave. toward the Fox Westwood Village Theatre in "Thundering Taxis" (Hal Roach/MGM, 1933).  The two-reeler, one in a series of "Taxi Boys" films directed by Del Lord, features Clyde Cook, Billy Bevan and Blackie Whiteford.

Another view from the film. Thanks to Chris Bungo for the screenshots. See his great eighteen minute "then and now" comparison of shooting locations for several films in the "Taxi Boys" series on YouTube

Many Culver City locations were used in addition to the Westwood shots. The Fox Westwood Theatre shots from "Thundering Taxis" start at 8:32. Shots from "What Price Taxi," another film in the series, start at 12:47.

Chris has done another seven minute video just devoted to "Thundering Taxi" locations. It's also on YouTube.

For more about the theatre, see our page on the Fox Westwood Village. The theatre opened in 1931 and still remains a major first-run venue. It's now known as the Regency Village Theatre.

On IMDb: "Thundering Taxis"

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