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The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)





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Movie Info

In this film, Bob Hope stars as a bookie who is known as the Lemon Drop Kid. Hope finds himself deeply in debt to Florida gangster Fred Clark. Magnanimously, Clark gives Hope a chance to raise the money -- but he'd better have it ready by Christmas, or else.


Bob Hope
as Lemon Drop Kid/Sidney Melbourne
Marilyn Maxwell
as Brainey Baxter
Lloyd Nolan
as Charlie
Jane Darwell
as Nellie Thursday
Fred Clark
as Moose Moran
Jay C. Flippen
as Straight Flush
William Frawley
as Gloomy Willie
Harry Bellaver
as Sam the Surgeon
Sid Melton
as Little Louie
Ben Welden
as Singin' Solly
Ida Moore
as Bird Lady
Francis Pierlot
as Henry Regan
Society Kid Hogan
as Society Kid
Harry Shannon
as Policeman John
Bernard Szold
as Honest Harry
Tor Johnson
as Super Swedish Angel
Harry Tyler
as Santa Claus
Tom Dugan
as No Thumbs Charlie
Ray Cooke
as Willie
John Doucette
as Muscleman
Slim Gaut
as Professor Murdock
Fred Graff
as Pimlico Pete
Tommy Ivo
as Boy Scout
Jack Kruschen
as Muscleman
Almira Sessions
as Mrs. Santoro
Douglas Spencer
as Thin Santa Claus
Fred Zendar
as South Street Benny
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Critic Reviews for The Lemon Drop Kid

All Critics (4)

Hope is in fine form.

November 2, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There's something in The Lemon Drop Kid that's endearing enough to make it a nice alternative to the usual Christmas movies....

January 16, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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

August 18, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Terrific Bob Hope Christmas picture. One of his best.

May 24, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

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
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Nice Bob Hope humor.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


Must watch at Xmas comedy

Mark Evans
Mark Evans

Super Reviewer

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