The Lemon Drop Kid

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The Lemon Drop Kid

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The Lemon Drop Kid

Release Date: April 02, 1951

Year    :   1951
Slogan    :   «Damon Runyan's zaniest Broadway characters come alive with fun...especially the Lemon Drop Kid (Bob, natch!)»
Genres    :   Comedy, Music, Romance
Production Companies    :   Paramount
Director    :   Sidney Lanfield
Producers    :   Robert L. Welch
Writers    :   Frank Tashlin, Edmund L. Hartmann, Edmund Beloin, Robert O'Brien, Damon Runyon
RunTime    :   91 mins.

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. 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.

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