The Inexhaustible Cab (1899)

130 feet, 39.62 metres
35mm, black and white

A British fantasy film directed by George Albert Smith. Although Denis Gifford's The British Film Catalogue gives the date for this film as 1899, the British Film Institute database suggests that it was made and released in 1901, the same year it was released in the USA.

Plot Summary

A cab driven by a clown arrives at a mansion and a dozen or more people are successfully crammed into the car. The over-sized Bridget, who is carrying a child, is the last remaining passenger and the clown uses a wooden board to flatten her out allowing her and the child to squeeze into the cab.


Director: George Albert Smith
G.A.S. Films



  • The Irish Filmography: Fiction Films, 1896-1996 by Kevin Rockett (ed.) p.125