The Yellow Cab Man (1950)

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A clumsy, accident-prone taxicab driver, who invented the elastic-glass, risks losing his valuable invention to a group of con-men led by a crooked lawyer but the pretty lady-owner of the Yellow Cab Co. comes to his aid.


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  • Gloria DeHaven in The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
  • Red Skelton in The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
  • Red Skelton and Walter Slezak in The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
  • Red Skelton in The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
  • James Gleason and Red Skelton in The Yellow Cab Man (1950)

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29 July 2005 | raskimono
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| Red Skelton is good and better than his material
Skelton was never as popular as the other leading comics of his day including Hope, Crooner/Comic Crosby, Danny Kaye, Abbott and Costello for a while and many others but his movies made money as this one did too. The concept of this movie is not original but congenial and in an era of remakes would a nice, tidy vehicle for a Ben Stiller type. Watching Skelton convincingly bungle and bumble his way through scene after scene is a complete hoot. The jokes come naturally and to me, he is better at delivering these jokes than Bob Hope ever was. The mad cap finale is generally fun in this warm two hander with Gloria de haven. And direction is generally snappy and on point as our cab driver causes obvious hijinks in this on the nose but funny tale.

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