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Sorrowful Jones (1949)

A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his ... See full summary »

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A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving. Written by Erica Schulman <ens1@psuvm.psu.edu>

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4 July 1949 (USA)  »

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The actual title of the original Damon Runyon story is "Markie"; "Little Miss Marker" was the title of an earlier film adaptation. See more »

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Once Over Sam: He makes a monkey out of me? Well I'll make an omelet outta him!
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Version of 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Bangtail
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based on "Rock-a-Bye Baby"
Music by Effie I. Canning
Special Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Bob Hope and Mary Jane Saunders
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Sometimes very funny
24 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a remake of 1934's Little Miss Marker, a Shirley Temple movie. Sorrowful Jones, the cheap bookie, is played to a tee by Bob Hope, who suddenly has a little girl to look after when her father leaves her in his care as a bet marker, and doesn't come back. But the little girl doesn't mix well with his lifestyle, and provides him with some close shaves involving some errant gangsters, and a bout of horse napping. A predictable and sappy ending, but still a sweet little movie, with some hilarious one liners by Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. (Make sure you're not eating when you watch this, because they shoot them out so suddenly that you're likely to end up wearing your lunch.) Overall? 8 out of 10.


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