The Lemon Drop Kid
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The Lemon Drop Kid
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 permits Hope to head to New York to raise the money--but he'd better have the dough ready… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Another awful Bob Hope comedy. It goes down as sour as a lemon drop."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Terrific Bob Hope Christmas picture. One of his best."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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