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The Yellow Cab Man (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 April 1950 (USA)
Pirdy is accident prone. He has been denied insurance from every company in town because he is always getting hit or hurt in some way. On the day that he meets the lovely Ellen of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Augustus 'Red' Pirdy
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Ellen Goodrich (as Gloria De Haven)
Walter Slezak ...
Dr. Byron Dokstedder
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Martin Creavy
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Mickey Corkins
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Paul Harvey ...
Pearson Hendricks
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Willis Tomlin (as Guy Anderson)
John Butler ...
Gimpy
John Indrisano ...
Danny
Polly Moran ...
Bride's Mother
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Pirdy is accident prone. He has been denied insurance from every company in town because he is always getting hit or hurt in some way. On the day that he meets the lovely Ellen of the Yellow Cab Co., he also meets the crooked lawyer named Creavy. Pirdy is an inventor and when Creavy learns about elastic-glass, his new invention, he makes plans to steal the process. With the help of another con man named Doksteader, and the boys, he will steal this million dollar invention no matter who gets hurt. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Ride and roar with Red Skelton!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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7 April 1950 (USA)  »

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Der Unglücksrabe  »

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$2,599,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa # 032839. See more »

Quotes

Augustus 'Red' Pirdy: Well I know I went to the North Pole!
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Crazy Credits

During the title credit, dressed as a cabbie, Skelton falls down the stairs towards his taxi. He then appears in a hospital room and, speaking to the camera, says "this is my best cast yet". The camera pans down to his arm and then his legs where the film credits are written on his cast(s). See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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One of his best
2 May 2004 | by (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) – See all my reviews

I think that so many people only think of Red Skelton from TV and I think they forget that he did movies and in fact very funny movies. I scrounged around until I could find most of them on VHS but now I long for a good DVD set. The Yellow Cab Man has got to be my favorite, I laugh so hard at parts of it that I have to actually pause the film so that I can catch my breath. I usually don't care that much for physical comedy but he and Danny Kaye seem to be the masters of the art and their movies have me rolling on the floor every time. The plot in here is really not that great but it is just what is done with a simple idea -A nice guy that is totally accident prone trying to be a cab driver and show his new invention. Just wind Red up and let him loose.


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