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  1. Spencer Tracy and Luise Rainer star as Joe and Anna Benton. Theirs is a wonderful love story within this picture. The setting is New York City of the mid-1930s, with a taxi war between a big cab company (Comet, in the movie) and independent taxi owners. Joe and Anna are married, very happy and much in love.

  2. Plot. Joe Benton ( Spencer Tracy) and his wife Anna ( Luise Rainer) are suspected of starting a taxi war. Although innocent, they are blamed for everything that has happened and the officials demand that Anna be deported from the United States. While trying to prove their innocence, the couple feels forced to hide.

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    • Frank Borzage, Norman Krasna
    • William Axt
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  4. The Canadian Taxi Wars, 1925-1950 Donald F. Davis Abstract-Between 1925 and 1950 most Canadian cities experienced a taxi war during which fares and drivers' incomes plum meted. These wars had their origin in the low barriers to entry into the industry», as it became clear in the late 1920's that motor cabs did not need private concessions,

  5. Mar 5, 2015 · The first fleet of gasoline-powered taxis arrived in New York in 1907, shipped over from France by a 30-year-old businessman named Henry N. Allen, who decided to start his own cab company after ...

  6. Feb 5, 2015 · On February 5, 1934, the strike spiraled out of control, leading to violent confrontations across the city between drivers and police. Even during the Depression, taxis remained an important part ...

  7. Jul 21, 2021 · In total, since the start of the year, at least 82 people have been murdered in connection with the war, and tensions have escalated further over the past week. In amongst the videos of chaos at the central Cape Town terminal, and gunfire in Langa, it’s easy to lose sight of the root cause of what we are witnessing.

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