In this forgotten classic, Bob Hope stars as Sidney Melbourne, a race-track tipster known as "The Lemon Drop Kid" who 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. What follows is vintage Hope shenanigans, highlighted by a heart-warming rendition of the Christmas classic "Silver Bells" sung by Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. The film also stars William Frawley (I Love Lucy) and Tor Johnson (Plan 9 From Outer Space ).
|Producer(s):||Robert L. Welch|
|Cast:||Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Jane Darwell, Andrea King|
|Writer(s):||Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin|