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The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) was a Comedy Film directed by Frank Tashlin and Sidney Lanfield and produced by Robert L. Welch.

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The Lemon Drop Kid (1951): Bob Hope and Silver Bells

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 24, 2020 From 4 Star Films

“Don’t look like you’re handling hot reindeer” – Bob Hope as The Lemon Drop Kid There blows the infamous Lemon Drop Kid a racetrack scrounger feeding the populous phony tips. In another context, he’d be one slimy stooge a la Richard Widmark, but played by Bob Hope... Read full article


By Terry on Nov 28, 2019 From Stardust and Shadows

I remember the usual films, THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS with Boris Karloff; CHARLIE BROWN?S CHRISTMAS with the sad tree that tips over when an ornament is put on it.?? The skating sequences from THE BISHOPS?S WIFE with David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young are also part of holiday memories.?... Read full article

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Sidney Melbourne: Santy Claus don't drink.
Gloomy Willie: Oh, no? Well, how come he's always falling down chimleys?

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onDecember 10, 1951 with Bob Hope reprising his film role.
William Frawley also appeared as William Dunhill in the 1934 version of The Lemon Drop Kid.
Introduced the hit Christmas song "Silver Bells". The movie was filmed in 1950, but not released in theaters until March, 1951. When a recording of "Silver Bells" by Bing Crosby became a hit in December, 1950, the studio called Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell back to re-shoot a more elaborate musical version of the song for the film's release. In later years, Bob Hope made "Silver Bells" his own Christmas theme. He performed the song every year on his annual Christmas TV special, usually singing it as a duet with the lead female guest (such as Olivia Newton-John, Shirley Jones, Barbara Mandrell, or his own wife, Dolores Hope).
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