New York bookie Sorrowful Jones takes a bet on Dreamy Joe from rotten gambler Orville Smith, who leaves his young daughter, Martha, behind as collateral. When Orville overhears the horserace is fixed, he is killed by one of gangster Big SteveGÇÖs goons. Left to look after Martha, Jones must quickly learn some hard lessons about parenthood with the help of his night-club singer ex-girlfriend. In what became the first of many pictures to team comedy legends Bob Hope and Lucille Ball, SORROWFUL JONES is a delightful re-make of Shirley TempleGÇÖs LITTLE MISS MARKER, with Hope delivering his famous one-liners among the unfolding drama.
Sorrowful Jones (Universal Vault)
Comedy legends Bob Hope & Lucille Ball in the first of their many film collaborations.