The Yellow Cab Man
|The Yellow Cab Man|
|Directed by||Jack Donohue|
|Produced by||Richard Goldstone|
|Written by||Albert Beich
Devery Freeman (screenplay and story)
|Music by||Scott Bradley|
|Edited by||Albert Akst|
|Release date(s)||April 7, 1950|
|Running time||85 minutes|
The Yellow Cab Man is a 1950 comedy film directed by Jack Donohue starring Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven and Edward Arnold. The inventor of unbreakable glass ("Elastiglass") tries to sell it to a taxicab company, hoping that they will make unbreakable windshields.
A brief sequence of distorted visual effects in the film is the work of the photographer Weegee, who also makes a cameo appearance as a cab driver.
- Red Skelton as Augustus 'Red' Pirdy
- Gloria DeHaven as Ellen Goodrich (as Gloria De Haven)
- Edward Arnold as Martin Creavy
- Walter Slezak as Dr. Byron Dokstedder
- James Gleason as Mickey Corkins
- Jay C. Flippen as Hugo
- Paul Harvey as Pearson Hendricks
- Herbert Anderson as Willis Tomlin (as Guy Anderson)
- John Butler as Gimpy
- John Indrisano as Danny
- Polly Moran as Bride's mother
According to MGM the film earned $1,951,000 in the US and Canada and $648,000 elsewhere, leading to a profit of $545,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- The Yellow Cab Man at the TCM Movie Database
- The Yellow Cab Man at the Internet Movie Database
- The Yellow Cab Man at AllMovie
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