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The Yellow Cab Man (1950)

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85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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 ...See morePirdy 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 See less
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Writers
Devery Freeman (screenplay) (story) | Albert Beich (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Harry Stradling Sr. (as Harry Stradling)
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Budget
$1,195,000
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Release date
Apr 7, 1950 (United States)

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84 cast members
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Red Skelton
Augustus 'Red' Pirdy Augustus 'Red' Pirdy   See fewer
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Gloria DeHaven
Ellen Goodrich (as Gloria De Haven) Ellen Goodrich (as Gloria De Haven)   See fewer
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Walter Slezak
Dr. Byron Dokstedder Dr. Byron Dokstedder   See fewer
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Edward Arnold
Martin Creavy Martin Creavy   See fewer
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James Gleason
Mickey Corkins Mickey Corkins   See fewer
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Paul Harvey
Pearson Hendricks Pearson Hendricks   See fewer
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Herbert Anderson
Willis Tomlin (as Guy Anderson) Willis Tomlin (as Guy Anderson)   See fewer
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Polly Moran
Bride's Mother Bride's Mother   See fewer
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Jessie Arnold
Accident Witness (uncredited) Accident Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Bailey
Accident Witness (uncredited) Accident Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Barrett
Attendant (uncredited) Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Bert
Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladys Blake
Irate Wife (uncredited) Irate Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Block
Home appliance demonstrator (uncredited) Home appliance demonstrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Boyle
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bradley
Man on Street (uncredited) Man on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Brodus
Attendant (uncredited) Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Carter
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sue Casey
Minor role (uncredited) Minor role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mack Chandler
Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Cherney
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Naomi Childers
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Russ Clark
Irate Husband (uncredited) Irate Husband (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mae Clarke
Casualty Company Secretary (uncredited) Casualty Company Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Coleman
Accident Witness (uncredited) Accident Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Daley
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Frank Darien
Irate Old Man Cab Passenger (uncredited) Irate Old Man Cab Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Davidson
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Dickson
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Lester Dorr
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Jo Ellis
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Estelle Etterre
Hair Dryer Demonstrator (uncredited) Hair Dryer Demonstrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur 'Weegee' Fellig
Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Fisher
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jody Gilbert
Cecil's Mother (uncredited) Cecil's Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beatrice Gray
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Frank Hagney
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Hoagland
Fireman (uncredited) Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Anthony Hughes
Police Lieutenant (uncredited) Police Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Jackson
Mangle Demonstrator (uncredited) Mangle Demonstrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Jeffers
Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tiny Jones
Cab Passenger with Lamp (uncredited) Cab Passenger with Lamp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nikki Juston
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Donald Kerr
Pitchman (uncredited) Pitchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Koury
Trade Show Attendee (uncredited) Trade Show Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Lane
L.A. Casualty Co. Executive (uncredited) L.A. Casualty Co. Executive (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nolan Leary
Minister (uncredited) Minister (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peggy Leon
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Leslie
Big Woman (uncredited) Big Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margie Liszt
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Kay Mansfield
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Mayo
Businessman (uncredited) Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
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May McAvoy
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Walter Merrill
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Montgomery
Balloon Demonstrator (uncredited) Balloon Demonstrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Moore
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Murray Jr.
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Fred Murray
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monty O'Grady
Wedding Guest (uncredited) Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne O'Neal
Charwoman (uncredited) Charwoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Garry Owen
Demolition Engineer (uncredited) Demolition Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Peters
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Passenger (uncredited) Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ploski
Fruit Merchant (uncredited) Fruit Merchant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Quinn
Accident Witness (uncredited) Accident Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allan Ray
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Danny Richards Jr.
Cecil (uncredited) Cecil (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dewey Robinson
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
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Frank J. Scannell
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Shea
Attendant (uncredited) Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adele Sherrill
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Charles Smith
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Bobby Stevens
Boy in Toy Car (uncredited) Boy in Toy Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Stoney
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Charles Wagenheim
Drunk (uncredited) Drunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Weissmuller
Tarzan (archive sound) (uncredited) Tarzan (archive sound) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilson Wood
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6.5 / 10 | 433 votes