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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Seasonal TV Viewing - The Lemon Drop Kid

The Lemon Drop Kid

How can you go wrong with a classic Bob Hope movie set around christmas? You can't and in The Lemon Drop Kid he plays a small time hustler who cons the wrong woman and her fella just happens to be a mob boss who then gives Sidney Milburn (Bob Hope) the run up to Christmas to get his hands on the $10000 or he doesn't see Christmas Day. He returns to New York and comes up with the idea to set up a "fake" charity providing a home for "old dolls" and then starts collecting cash dressed up as Santa along with dozens of other guys who he cons into feeling the christmas spirit. Eventually the real bad guys muscle in and the plan is exposed and at this time of year he is faced with himself and attempts to do the right thing with some humourous consequences.

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