On Cabby Trivia
- Talbot Rothwell, the scriptwriter for Cabby, was shot down over
German occupied Norway, and was put into a Prisoner of War camp.
Whilst there he met future Carry Oner Peter Butterworth, and formed a close
relationship with him. They sung The Letter Edged With Black, on stage
as a ploy to allow other prisoners an attempt at escaping.
- Sid James was starring in the BBC TV comedy Taxi with
Bill Owen - you couldn't get nearer with casting.
- Charles Hawtrey had to be given driving lessons on the
Pinewood lot as he was unable to driver before the start of filming.
- Kenneth Williams was offered the part of Albright but
turned it down due to an inferior script. The part was cut down and
the best lines given to Charles Hawtrey. Norman Chappell played
- This is the first film that Eric Rogers was given full
credit for the music, although he had been helping Bruce Montgomery for a
while. Peter Rogers dispensed with Montgomery's services and employed
Eric Rogers and he went on to work on a further 23 films, and formed a
close personal and professional relationship with Peter.
- Eric Rogers transcripted all the music for Lionel Barts
Oliver. Bart was unable to read or write music and so employed Rogers
to do the job. Bart sung while he wrote them down. Years later
Jim Dale took on the role of Fagin in a revival of the musical in the West
End and Broadway.