The Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story of the same name by Damon Runyon, starring Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. Although Sidney Lanfield is credited as the director, Frank Tashlin reportedly was hired, uncredited, to finish the film. The story had previously been adapted as a movie in 1934 starring Lee Tracy, with a bit part for actress Ann Sheridan.
Sidney Melbourne: Santy Claus don't drink. Gloomy Willie: Oh, no? Well, how come he's always falling down chimleys?