The Yellow Cab Man

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The Yellow Cab Man
The Yellow Cab Man FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Jack Donohue
Produced by Richard Goldstone
Written by Albert Beich
Devery Freeman (screenplay and story)
Starring Red Skelton
Gloria DeHaven
Edward Arnold
Music by Scott Bradley
Cinematography Harry Stradling
Edited by Albert Akst
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • April 7, 1950 (1950-04-07)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,195,000[1]
Box office $2,599,000[1]

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.



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.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ "Top Grosses of 1950". Variety. January 3, 1951. p. 58. 

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