Friday, December 23, 2011

Have a Cool Yule!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Blessed Solstice
...and all the rest of it, gang!

Time to disappear for a while. I'll be back on Tuesday.

Here's an urban tribute to Christmas with Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell and Fred Mertz...uh, William Frawley in The Lemon Drop Kid. A great little movie based on a short story by the brilliant Damon Runyon.

(If the embedded video won't play just click here and watch it at YouTube)


5 comments:

  1. John: Thanks for the old time Christmas video. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I look forward to interesting posts on Pretty Sinister.

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  2. For some reason the clip won't load on my browser, but I'm assuming it's from the santa sequences from the film that were apparently part of a reshoot handled uncredited by that master of the zany cartoon, Frank Tashlin. Happy holidays John.

    Sergio

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  3. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, John! Thanks for the peek at Bob & co. It's been a long time since I saw The Lemon Drop Kid.

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  4. I vaguely remember having seen this a couple of times years ago. A pretty good film. Actually I liked it better than the later version with, I think, Glenn Ford in the Bob Hope role, and Bette Davis in the role of the old broad who'd seen better days.

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  5. The Glenn Ford/Bette Davis movie is called A Pocketful of Miracles. It's a completely different movie and story. The only thing is has in common with The Lemon Drop Kid is Damon Runyon as writer. Hope Lange is Ford's girlfriend and Ann-Margeret is Davis' daughter.

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