As usual Bob Hope is up to his ears in trouble when he takes to the racetrack and gives a mobster a bad tip. Suddenly he's on the run trying to escape the law, the mob and a trigger-happy partner. His only hope? A phony Santa Claus scam.
Jay Livingston - American Composer/Songwriter
Jane Darwell - Oscar winning actress, THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Jay C. Flippen - American Character Actor
Bob Hope - American Actor/Comedian
Leslie Townes Hope - American Actor/Comedian
Sidney Lanfield - American TV/Film Director
Fred Clark - American Character Actor
Harry Bellaver - American Supporting Actor
Marilyn Maxwell - American Actress/Singer
Sid Melton - American Character Actor
Edmund L. Hartmann - American Screenwriter
Edmund Hartmann - American Screenwriter
Damon Runyon - American Author
Ray Evans - Oscar winning American song lyricist, THE LEMON DROP KID
Andrea King - Actress
Georgette Barry - Actress
William Frawley - Fred Mertz of TV's "I Love Lucy"
Robert O'Brien - Author/Writer
Daniel L. Fapp - American Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Daniel Fapp - American Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Dan Fapp - American Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Edmund Beloin - American Screenwriter
Frank Tashlin - American Director/Screenwriter
Robert L. Welch - Producer\"Lemon Drop Kid"
Ben Welden - British Character Actor
Lloyd Nolan - American actor, MICHAEL SHAYNE series
Franz Bachelin - Art Director\"Stalag 17"
Hal Pereira - Production Designer
A race-track tipster known as "The Lemon Drop Kid" mistakenly gives a gangster's moll a bad tip on a dog, costing her ten thousand dollars. The gangster is understandably upset about this and orders the Kid to pay up, forcing him to plot an elaborate Christmas-time con game to raise the funds.
Remake of the 1934 film, "The Lemon Drop Kid," which starred Lee Tracy, Helen Mack, Minna Gombell, Baby LeRoy, Robert McWade, Henry B. Walthall, Kitty Kelly, and Eddie Peabody. This adaptation of Damon Runyon's tale was directed by Marshall Neilan. Both versions feature William Frawley.