When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark) out of his track winnings, the Kid promises to repay Moose the money by Christmas. Creating a fake charity for "Apple Annie" Nellie Thursday, the Kid tricks his gang into donning Santa suits and "collecting dough for old dolls" like Nellie who have nowhere to live. Radio personality Marilyn Maxwell assists as the Kid's girlfriend, while William Frawley and Jay C. Flippen play the lovable, gruff crooks that fall for the Kid's Santa scam.

  1. Sidney Lanfield


  2. Robert O'Brien


  3. Frank Tashlin


  4. Edmund L. Hartmann


  5. Edmund Beloin


  6. Damon Runyon


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bob Hope

    Bob Hope

    Sidney Melbourne (The Lemon Drop Kid)

  2. Marilyn Maxwell

    Marilyn Maxwell

    'Brainey' Baxter

  3. Lloyd Nolan

    Oxford Charley

  4. Jane Darwell

    Jane Darwell

    "Nellie Thursday" Regan

  5. Andrea King


Full Cast & Crew

The Lemon Drop Kid
The Lemon Drop Kid


Status Released

Release Information

  • April 2, 1951


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -



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