The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

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.

Directing:
  • Sidney Lanfield

Writing:
  • Edmund Beloin
  • Frank Tashlin
  • Edmund L. Hartmann

Stars:
Release Date: 1951-04-02
themoviedb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 91
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Billie Bird
Billie Bird
Racetrack Bettor on Iron Bar (uncredited)
Fred Clark
Fred Clark
Moose Moran
Sid Melton
Sid Melton
Little Louie
John Doucette
John Doucette
Muscleman (uncredited)
Jay C. Flippen
Jay C. Flippe...
Straight Flush Tony
Tom Dugan
Tom Dugan
No Thumbs Charlie
Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell
"Nellie Thursday" Regan
Andrea King
Andrea King
Stella
Harry Bellaver
Harry Bellave...
Sam the Surgeon
Harry Shannon
Harry Shannon
John (policeman)
Ben Welden
Ben Welden
Singing Solly
William Frawley
William Frawl...
Gloomy Willie
Oliver Blake
Oliver Blake
Racetrack Bettor on Iron Bar (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews
Stanley Andre...
Judge (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
Pat Flaherty
Police Captain Swain (uncredited)
Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
Oxford Charley
Francis Pierlot
Francis Pierl...
Henry Regan
Bob Hope
Bob Hope
Sidney Melbourne (The Lemon Drop Kid)
Marilyn Maxwell
Marilyn Maxwe...
'brainy' Baxter
Ida Moore
Ida Moore
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Tor Johnson
Tor Johnson
Super Swedish Angel (wrestler)
Charmienne Harker
Charmienne Ha...
Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Kruschen
Jack Kruschen
Muscleman (uncredited)
Mary Murphy
Mary Murphy
Girl (uncredited)
Anthony Warde
Anthony Warde
Thoughtful Man (uncredited)
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