Will the Kid come through for Nellie? The gangster puts down a large sum of money and loses, then wants his money back, or Hope's head. For more about The Lemon Drop Kid and the The Lemon Drop Kid Blu-ray release, see the published by Brian Orndorf on July 7, 2017 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. Bob Hope had earned critical applause for his role in that remake, and he was ready to try a Runyon story again, with the same director Sidney Lanfield, this time playing a glib con man who conjures up a comical scheme involving street-corner Santas as a way to pay off a scorned gangster. Vance, Lemon Drop Kid came to hand early and was one of the best 2-year-olds of 1998; his wins included the Futurity Stakes gr. Hartmann, Robert O'Brien, Frank Tashlin Cinematography: Daniel L.
Charlie demands that the Kid reimburse him, which would leave too little for Moran. Lemons Forever, his Kentucky Oaks gr. Lemon Drop Kid was the complete package when he went to stud in 2001 with an impeccable pedigree, top-of-his-class ability all three years racing, and dashing good looks. Clued in by oversized Oxford footprints in the snow, the Kid and his friends pay Charlie a visit. Yes, Lemon Drop Kid, like his sire, has earned a reputation as a turf sire, and his offspring usually improve with age and distance, although he sometimes has a colt on the classic trail as he did this year with Kid Cruz, but he sires class, class, and class. Moran and Oxford Charlie are arrested. Thorndike Press, 2001 Strait, Raymond.
After a few days of stewing in self-pity and realizing it is , the Kid is surprised to meet Nellie, who has escaped. Hope works well as a fast-talking bookie and the comic situations he's thrown. The Kid remembers that Nellie Thursday , a kindly neighborhood resident, has been denied entry to a retirement home because of her jailed husband's criminal past. A great change of pace for the holidays, entertaining any time of year. Best known for winning the , he was also the of 2000 after winning the , , and the. Street atmospherics are welcome, and sound effects, including explosions, are defined. Hope is a racetrack bookie who gets in trouble with a big-time gangster Nolan whom he tips on a sure thing.
In the original staging, Lanfield simply stood all the cast members shoulder to shoulder in the shady interior of a vacant casino, in what Hope biographer Lawrence J. The ensuing chaos allows Brainey and the others to escape. One of my favorite Holiday Movies. However, Charlie is in serious tax trouble and does not particularly care for the Kid anyway. The songwriting duo at Paramount hadn't written any salable music in a while, and their six-month renewable contract would lapse pretty soon if they couldn't come up with a tune. The Kid learns where his scheme went wrong. Or when Hope acquires his dress from a store window display in full view of a crowd.
He was sired by an American-bred horse who raced in Europe before returning to the United States to become a highly successful breeding stallion. Worse yet, their bosses had requested a Christmas song, one of the most crowded and overdone genres of popular music. And fans of I Love Lucy will enjoy seeing William Frawley, who played Fred Mertz, as Broadway hustler Gloomy Willie. Now free to collect, the Kid and his compatriots dress up as Santa Claus and position themselves throughout. Jay Livingston and Ray Evans needed a hit. Through his daughter Lemons Forever, Lemon Drop Kid is the broodmare sire of multiple Gr.
The number ends on a wide shot of a snow-kissed metropolis, the light in every skyscraper window twinkling like a star. In able support are William Frawley, Sid Melton, Ben Welden and a gaggle of other big city types without whom this kind of movie can't work. After a brief struggle, the Kid overpowers Charlie and makes off with the money, narrowly avoiding the thugs Charlie has sent after him. A classic Bob Hope movie, complete with his ad lib quips. Like the Shirley Temple film Little Miss Marker and the Bob Hope remake, Sorrowful Jones both based on another Runyon story , it revolves around a debt or a bet.
Welch Director: Sidney Lanfield; Frank Tashlin uncredited Screenplay: Edmund Beloin, Damon Runyon story ; Irving Elinson additional dialogue ; Edmund L. Prospector mare, which is the reverse of the cross found in Kingmambo. Description: 1 videodisc 91 min. His sire is the brilliant French miler Kingmambo, by Mr. For the Bob Hope film, see.
Rigging a con, the Kid convinces her to switch her bet, but learns that she was betting for boyfriend and notorious gangster Moose Moran. Christmas Kid, a grade I winner out of a mare by Green Desert, represents another good cross. Grain is fine and filmic. She informs her employer, Oxford Charlie. But this is a minor quibble. Lemon Drop Kid won a minor race at in February 1999 but then appeared to have his limitations exposed when he was well-beaten in the and then finishing ninth to in the. The rest is hilarity and hijinks as he creates a scam to raise the cash, only to have another mobster try to muscle in on him.