- Actors: Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Esma Cannon
- Directors: Gerald Thomas
- Writers: Richard Hills, Sidney Green, Talbot Rothwell
- Producers: Frank Bevis, Peter Rogers
- Format: PAL
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Warner
- DVD Release Date: 27 Aug. 2001
- Run Time: 88 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00005MFJ6
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,517 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Carry On Cabby [DVD] 
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A rare Carry On with more interest in having a proper plot than tossing off gags every line, Cabby is also one of the friendliest of the series, built around the relationship between a cackling but good-hearted Sid James and an unusually touching Hattie Jacques. Sid's so obsessed with his taxi business that he neglects his wife, spending their wedding anniversary driving expectant father Jim Dale to and from the maternity hospital on a false alarm that naturally pays off with a delivery in the back of the cab. This drives Hattie to set up her own rival firm ("Glam Cabs"), employing dolly birds in tailored uniforms to undercut the likes of Kenneth Connor and Charles Hawtrey. It ends happily, with a pair of hold-up men trapped in a ring of taxis and the marriage saved. Among the expected Carry On bits: Connor in drag, Amanda Barrie in a corset, Hawtrey in a leather jacket as a devout rambler ("We like to go as far as we can"), Liz Fraser as Connor's perky intended. Kenneth Williams is missed, but his role as the obnoxious shop steward (Carry On producer Peter Rogers never missed a chance to be nasty about the unions) is ably taken by Norman Chappell. Other familiar faces are Bill Owen, Peter Gilmore, Milo O'Shea, Renee Houston and Michael Ward as the tweedy businessman who has apparently left a pearl earring in the back of Connor's cab.
On the DVD: No extras, but it's a smashing widescreen presentation of a pristine black and white print. --Kim NewmanSee all Product description
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Sid James takes the lead as Charlie, the owner of taxi firm 'Speedy Taxis', and is so devoted to his work that he neglects his loving, needy wife Peggy, played by Hattie Jacques. Fed up of being ignored, she decides to set up her own rival company, 'Glam Cabs', and with the attraction of beautiful drivers at the wheel. To Charlie's horror, the business becomes an overnight success, and it looks as though 'Glam Cabs' is set to put 'Speedy Taxis' out of business.
This is a wonderful little comedy film, with the appealing domestic situation of Sid and Hattie, who form a wonderful pairing, being a treat to behold. With a good script and appearances from Kenneth Connor and Charles Hawtrey, it doesn't matter that a lot of the regular gang aren't here, because 'Carry on Cabby' stands up in it's own right.
As with all the 'red' DVD releases of the 'Carry On' films, aside from 'scene selections', there are no special features at all.
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