The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)


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Romance, Comedy, Music & Musical
1h 31min


Bob Hope
Sidney Melbourne (The Lemon Drop Kid)
Marilyn Maxwell
'Brainey' Baxter
Lloyd Nolan
Oxford Charley
Jane Darwell
"Nellie Thursday" Regan
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
Salvatore De Lorenzo
Street-corner Santa Claus (as Society Kid Hogan)
Harry Shannon
John (policeman)
Bernard Szold
Honest Harry
Tor Johnson
Super Swedish Angel (wrestler)
Tom Dugan
No Thumbs Charlie
Billie Bird
Racetrack Bettor on Iron Bar (uncredited)
Oliver Blake
Racetrack Bettor on Iron Bar (uncredited)
John Doucette
Muscleman (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
Police Captain Swain (uncredited)
Charmienne Harker
Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Kruschen
Muscleman (uncredited)
Mary Murphy
Girl (uncredited)
Bruce Riley
Clerk (uncredited)
Anthony Warde
Thoughtful Man (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews
Judge (uncredited)


When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark) out of his track winnings, the Kid promises to repay Moose the money by Christmas. Creating a fake charity for "Apple Annie" Nellie Thursday, the Kid tricks his gang into donning Santa suits and "collecting dough for old dolls" like Nellie who have nowhere to live. Radio personality Marilyn Maxwell assists as the Kid's girlfriend, while William Frawley and Jay C. Flippen play the lovable, gruff crooks that fall for the Kid's Santa scam.

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