The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Movie Summary

Sidney Melbourne (aka The Lemon Drop Kid), is a con man who offers a friendly sure thing horse tip to the girlfriend of mobster Moose Moran. But when his sure thing loses, Sidney is given until Christmas to pay back the money or else. To raise the money he owes, Sidney enlists some old pals to hit the street corners of New York dressed as Santa Claus accepting donations for a bogus elderly ladies home.

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2021 Dates, Times, and Channels

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This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on the Turner Movie Classics Channel. For a complete schedule of dates and times, please click here.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Bob Hope (Sidney Milburn), Marilyn Maxwell (‘Brainey Baxter), Lloyd Nolan (Oxford Charlie), Jane Darwell (Nellie Thursday), Andrea King (Stella), Fred Clark (Moose Moran), Jay C. Flippen (Tony), William Frawley (Gloomy Willie), Harry Bellaver (Sam), Sid Melton (Little Louie)

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3/5 - (2 votes)

Movie Trailer


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One thought on “The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

  • December 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    You wouldn’t know that this is a Christmas movie by it’s title, but the whole movie takes place during Christmas. Bob Hope is at his funniest best. It’s so old fashioned Christmasy. I never miss it. I own it, and watch it sometimes even twice at Christmas time. I love it. For the whole family!

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