Sorrowful Jones (1949)

Director
Sidney Lanfield

Main cast
Bob Hope; Lucille Ball; William Demarest; Bruce Cabot; Mary Jane Saunders

Genres
Comedy

Description
A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving.


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