However, when talk of long-term commitment arises, the Kid quickly makes an escape. The Kid decides to return to New York to try to come up with the money. Synopsis Un tuyauteur de champ de courses donne le perdant à la femme d'un gangster qui le met en demeure de le rembourser dans un temps fixé. He next visits local crime boss Oxford Charlie (Lloyd Nolan), with whom he has had past dealings. However, the Kid hits a switch, revealing hidden casino tables. 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 Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story of the same name by Damon Runyon, starring Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide. Type any changes to the title, synopsis or contributor information using the Style Guide for reference. The Kid touts across a beautiful woman intending to bet $2,000 on a horse named Iron Bar. A small group of elderly women and makeshift amenities complete the project. | Comme il n'a pas un sou, le tuyauteur se déguise en Père Noël et quête dans la rue pour les pauvres gens. Synopsis Earn 125 points on every ticket you buy. Rack up 500 points and you'll score a $5 reward for more movies. When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran out of his track winnings, the Kid promises to repay Moose the money by Christmas. Reasoning that the Nellie Thursday home is "wherever Nellie Thursday is", Oxford Charlie and his crew kidnap the home's inhabitants (including Nellie and Brainey) and move them to Charlie's mansion in Nyack. [citation needed] The story had previously been adapted as a 1934 film starring Lee Tracy, with actress Ann Sheridan in a bit part. She informs her employer, Oxford Charlie. Thinking quickly, the Kid fashions himself a Santa suit and begins collecting donations. For the 1934 film, see, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Lemon_Drop_Kid&oldid=984078487, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2014, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 01:20. The Kid confronts Charlie in his office. The Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story of the same name by Damon Runyon, starring Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell.Although Sidney Lanfield is credited as the director, Frank Tashlin reportedly was hired, uncredited, to finish the film. When Charlie reveals the Kid's scheme through a phone conversation with Moose Moran, the Kid's accomplices become angry, but he manages to slip away. Fortunately it's Christmas, a time when people can be persuaded to part with money for the right cause. Taglines Rigging a con, the Kid convinces her to switch her bet, but learns that she was betting for boyfriend and notorious gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark). Directed by Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin. [citation needed] The story had previously been adapted as a 1934 film starring Lee Tracy, with actress Ann Sheridan in a bit part. | We are trying to reflect the information printed in the magazine. The Kid assures the judge who sentenced him earlier that he will focus his attention on the home, which he will make a reality. The Kid remembers that Nellie Thursday (Jane Darwell), a kindly neighborhood resident, has been denied entry to a retirement home because of her jailed husband's criminal past. Plot Synopsis: 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. Parents Guide. The others are unaware that the Kid plans to keep the money for himself to pay off Moran. A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive. It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. This article is about the 1951 film. Nellie's husband Henry, free on parole, is joyously reunited with his wife. However, Brainey tracks him down and voices her disgust. When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally steers Moose Moran's girl away from a winning bet, he is forced to come up with $10,000 to repay the angry gangster. The Lemon Drop Kid (Bob Hope), a New York City swindler, is illegally touting horses at a Florida racetrack. A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive. After a brief struggle, the Kid overpowers Charlie and makes off with the money, narrowly avoiding the thugs Charlie has sent after him. The Kid learns where his scheme went wrong. 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