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The lemon drop kid / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Edmund Hartmann, Robert O'Brien and Frank Tashlin ; produced by Robert L. Welch ; directed by Sidney Lanfield.

Nolan, Lloyd. (Performer). Lanfield, Sidney, 1898-1972 (Added Author). Welch, Robert, 1910-1964 (Added Author). Hartmann, Edmund L., 1911-2003 (Added Author). O'Brien, Robert. (Added Author). Tashlin, Frank. (Added Author). Hope, Bob, 1903-2003 (Performer). Maxwell, Marilyn. (Performer). Evans, Ray, 1915-2007 (Added Author). Darwell, Jane, 1880-1967 (Added Author). Frawley, William, 1887-1966 (Added Author). Livingston, Jay, 1915-2001 (Added Author). Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946 Lemon drop kid. (Added Author). Paramount Pictures Corporation. (Added Author). Shout! Factory (Firm) (Added Author). Lloyd Nolan, Marilyn Maxwell, William Frawley, Bob Hope. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Dorchester County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dorchester - St. George Main Library DVD FIC LEM (Text) 30018003780927 Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1603994769
  • ISBN: 9781603994767
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Shout Factory, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on Damon Runyon's The lemon drop kid.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Story by Edmund Beloin ; director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; songs by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lloyd Nolan, Marilyn Maxwell, William Frawley, Bob Hope.
Summary, etc.:
A small-time con artist, nicknamed for his favorite candy, gets in over his head when he swindles a tough gangster out of some gambling profits. The Kid concocts a scheme to pay back the money by Christmas, by tricking his pals into dressing up as Santas and collecting money for a made-up charity.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1.
Subject: Video recordings.
DVD-Video discs.
Horse racing > Betting > Drama.
Swindlers and swindling > Drama.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Musical films.
Comedy films.
Christmas films.

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