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The Lemon Drop Kid
The Lemon Drop Kid
Actors: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell, Andrea King
Directors: Frank Tashlin, Sidney Lanfield
Genres: Comedy, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2000     1hr 31min

Bob Hope plays a small-time con artist with a fondness for lemon candy in this film based on a Damon Runyon story. When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark) out of his track winnings, ...  more »


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Actors: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell, Andrea King
Directors: Frank Tashlin, Sidney Lanfield
Creators: Frank Tashlin, Damon Runyon, Edmund Beloin, Edmund L. Hartmann, Irving Elinson, Robert O'Brien
Genres: Comedy, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, King, B.B.
Studio: Bci / Eclipse
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 11/21/2000
Original Release Date: 04/02/1951
Theatrical Release Date: 04/02/1951
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 7/25/2023...
The Lemon Drop Kid - A classic but not much fun!
Marc M. (mojofilmguy)
Reviewed on 10/13/2009...
One of the better Bob Hope flicks. Based on a story by Damon Runyan.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Suzan M. from FRONT ROYAL, VA
Reviewed on 4/28/2008...
A comical classic!

Movie Reviews

One of the best Christmas movies ever made
gesegnet | Boise, Id United States | 01/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Lemon Drop Kid is one of the lesser known Christmas movies probably because, in a sense, it doesn't try to be a traditional Christmas movie.
Bob Hope plays a con artist who is run out of Florida and winds up in New York City during a very bad cold snap. He is in hock to the mob and desperately needs to raise some cash.
He comes up with a fiendish plan, he sets up a home for old ladies and funds it Santa's ringing bells a la the Salvation Army. The problem is that he intends to take all the money and leave the old ladies stranded on December 26th.
Of course, being a Christmas movie, that doesn't happen, the kid has a change of heart, and along the way the movie provides Bob Hope in his prime as the ever loveable wise guy.
This movie also introduced the wonderful "Silver Bells" which is more famous than the movie itself.
If you're looking to add a movie for Holiday viewing, or really to watch anytime, this is a delightful addition."
DVD a big disappointment...
Paul Schneider | 01/19/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, let me start by saying that I love this film. A true classic: very funny, great songs and wonderful characters. But the DVD looks terrible. Scratches, and even awkward skips in the transfer. Picture is often blurry and sound is muffled. I wish I could say that they had restored it, but it looks more like a bootleg transfer than a legitimate release. The old, out-of-print VHS version had a much better film transfer on it. At least that one didn't frame-skip in the middle of the dialogue like this DVD transfer does! Maybe someday this film will get the DVD treatment it so richly deserves. Oh, by the way--for those who care, there are NO extras to speak of on it."
You'll love the Brentwood DVD
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 07/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The continuing top quality of Brentwood's Bob Hope DVD's is present on this disc. Razor sharp, good tone B&W images help make this top comedy a delight to watch."