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The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 2 April 1951 (USA)
A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.

Directors:

Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin (uncredited)

Writers:

Edmund Beloin (story), Irving Elinson (additional dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hope ... Sidney Milburn aka The Lemon Drop Kid
Marilyn Maxwell ... 'Brainey' Baxter
Lloyd Nolan ... Oxford Charlie
Jane Darwell ... Nellie Thursday
Andrea King ... Stella
Fred Clark ... Moose Moran
Jay C. Flippen ... Straight Flush Tony
William Frawley ... Gloomy Willie
Harry Bellaver ... Sam the Surgeon
Sid Melton ... Little Louie
Ben Welden ... Singing Solly
Ida Moore ... Mrs. Feeney - The Bird Lady
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Henry Regan
Charles Cooley Charles Cooley ... Goomba
Salvatore De Lorenzo Salvatore De Lorenzo ... Street-corner Santa Claus (as Society Kid Hogan)
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Storyline

When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally steers Moose Moran's girl away from a winning bet, he is forced to come up with $10,000 to repay the angry gangster. Fortunately it's Christmas, a time when people can be persuaded to part with money for the right cause. Written by Erica Schulman <ens1@psuvm.psu.edu>

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SONGS: "Silver Bells" "They Obviously Want Me To Sing" "It Doesn't Cost A Dime To Dream" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Music | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hej tomtegubbar See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 10, 1951 with Bob Hope reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When there is a lots of snow, objects in the distance look hazy. On the street just before Bob Hope gets pulled back, it is clear in the distance, plus no vehicles parked or driving by have snow on them. See more »

Quotes

'Brainey' Baxter: One for the road?
Sidney Melbourne: OK, but drive carefully - man at work.
[they kiss]
Sidney Melbourne: They'll never freeze that stuff.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Dude, Where's My Ranch? (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

They Obviously Want Me To Sing
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Bob Hope (uncredited)
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Is it any wonder we love Bob Hope?
9 November 2000 | by teepee-9See all my reviews

Though this movie is a favorite of my Mother's, it inevitably is one of mine. Bob Hope is "ON" in this Season's Greeting which, by the way, introduced the world to the song "Silver Bells". A MUST-HAVE in your home library.


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