The Yellow Cab Man

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Sheer, utter madness is the order of the day in this laugh riot on wheels that features one of America's all-time favorite funnymen, Red Skelton. In a story ranging from the weird to the whimsical, Skelton plays "Red," an accident-prone inventor of... read more
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Sheer, utter madness is the order of the day in this laugh riot on wheels that features one of America's all-time favorite funnymen, Red Skelton. In a story ranging from the weird to the whimsical, Skelton plays "Red," an accident-prone inventor of safety gadgets (no one can bump his head any funnier) who winds up driving a cab to prove the worth of his latest brainchild, Elastiglass. But while he is falling in love with the cab company's claims adjuster (Gloria De Haven), a crooked lawyer (Edward Arnold) and a phony psychiatrist (Walter Slezak) are plotting to steal his secret formula. One attempt results in a hilarious truth-serum sequence that sends Red back to the playpen and his famous "mean widdle kid" characterization. Climaxed by a frenzied free-for-all chase inside a home-show exposition—complete with a rotating house-of-the-future gone berserk—The Yellow Cab Man features Red Skelton's broad brand of comedy at its wacky best.

Original Release

04/07/1950

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Cast

Red Skelton Augustus 'Red' Pirdy
Gloria DeHaven Ellen Goodrich (as Gloria De Haven)
Walter Slezak Dr. Byron Dokstedder
Edward Arnold Martin Creavy
James Gleason Mickey Corkins
Jay C. Flippen Hugo
Paul Harvey Pearson Hendricks
Herbert Anderson Willis Tomlin (as Guy Anderson)
John Butler Gimpy
John Indrisano Danny
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jack Donohue

Writers

Devery Freeman, Albert Beich

Cast

Red Skelton Augustus 'Red' Pirdy
Gloria DeHaven Ellen Goodrich (as Gloria De Haven)
Walter Slezak Dr. Byron Dokstedder
Edward Arnold Martin Creavy
James Gleason Mickey Corkins
Jay C. Flippen Hugo
Paul Harvey Pearson Hendricks
Herbert Anderson Willis Tomlin (as Guy Anderson)
John Butler Gimpy
John Indrisano Danny
Polly Moran Bride's Mother
Mae Clarke Casualty Company Secretary
Charles Lane L.A. Casualty Co. Executive
May McAvoy Minor Role
Dewey Robinson Police Sergeant
Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan
William Bailey Accident Witness
Michael Barrett Attendant
Bert Block Home appliance demonstrator
Jack Boyle Reporter

Producers

Editors

Albert Akst

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