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

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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2 April 1951 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The song "Silver Bells" originally was called "Tinkle Bells" until the wife of one of the composers pointed out that tinkle was also slang for urinate. See more »

Goofs

The opening and closing credits list the character Oxford Charlie, but signs at his club spell his name "Oxford Charley." 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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Connections

Version of The Lemon Drop Kid (1934) 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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Great Holiday Fun
11 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite holiday movies. It is a great example of Runyan's work. I would recommend it for the whole family! It is a nice departure from the usual holiday sentimentalism. The dialog is peppered with typical Runyan phrases that truly capture the "Guys and Dolls" types and yet still has the Bob Hope send up comedy typical of his "Road" pictures. The musical numbers add to the picture without making it into a big budget Hollywood show. Jane Darwell, William Frawley and Lloyd Nolan are really enjoyable. Even though some of the comedy it perhaps a bit ethnic oriented, it really isn't offensive. My family and I would rather watch this than any other "wonderful" holiday movie.


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