The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

The Lemon Drop Kid





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Movie Info

Damon Runyon's Broadway fable The Lemon Drop Kid was filmed twice by Paramount Pictures, but only the 1934 version with Lee Tracy paid more than lip service to the original Runyon story. The second version, filmed in 1951, was completely retooled to accommodate the talents of Bob Hope. Known far and wide as the Lemon Drop Kid because of his fondness for that particular round, yellow confection, Hope is a bookie who finds himself deeply in debt to Florida gangster Fred Clark. Magnanimously, Clark … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Tashlin, Edmund L. Hartmann, Robert O'Brien, Robert O'Brien
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 21, 2000
Paramount Pictures



as Lemon Drop Kid/Sidne...

as Brainey Baxter

as Charlie

as Nellie Thursday

as Stella

as Moose Moran

as Straight Flush

as Gloomy Willie

as Sam the Surgeon

as Little Louie

as Singin' Solly

as Bird Lady

as Henry Regan

as Society Kid

as Policeman John

as Honest Harry

as Super Swedish Angel

as No Thumbs Charlie

as Santa Claus

as Willie

as Muscleman

as Professor Murdock

as Pimlico Pete

as Boy Scout

as Muscleman

as Mrs. Santoro

as Thin Santa Claus

as South Street Benny
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Critic Reviews for The Lemon Drop Kid

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Another awful Bob Hope comedy. It goes down as sour as a lemon drop.

Full Review… | August 18, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Terrific Bob Hope Christmas picture. One of his best.

May 24, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Lemon Drop Kid


Hope does his same old routine but thanks to a sweet backstory and the wonderful holiday tune Silver Bells running through the film, including a charming production number of it, this is one of his better films.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Must watch at Xmas comedy

Mark Evans

Super Reviewer

Nice Bob Hope humor.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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