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The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sidney Milburn aka The Lemon Drop Kid
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'Brainey' Baxter
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Oxford Charlie
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Nellie Thursday
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Stella
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Moose Moran
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Straight Flush Tony
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Gloomy Willie
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Sam the Surgeon
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Little Louie
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Singing Solly
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Mrs. Feeney - The Bird Lady
Francis Pierlot ...
Henry Regan
Charles Cooley ...
Goomba
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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Damon Runyan's zaniest Broadway characters come alive with fun...especially the Lemon Drop Kid (Bob, natch!) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Release Date:

2 April 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hej tomtegubbar  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The plot has nothing in common with that of the Damon Runyon story 'The Lemon Drop Kid.' Other than the name of the main character, his taste for lemon drops and his role as a racetrack tout, the two stories are entirely different. 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

Sidney Melbourne: Santy Claus don't drink.
Gloomy Willie: Oh, no? Well, how come he's always falling down chimleys?
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Soundtracks

Silver Bells
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Marilyn Maxwell (uncredited) and Bob Hope (uncredited)
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very funny
19 December 2001 | by (newton, kansas) – See all my reviews

This movie is very funny and unique to motion pictures. Bob Hope provides a brilliant performance. He can easily be the only one to remember from the movie while the others you can forget about quickly. With this movie, you can obviously tell which scenes are fabricated and which ones are more realistic. I recommend this one for a couple of good laughs. But beware that there are some slow parts to it that can bore you quickly.


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