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It's a Gift (1934) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by William LeBaron and Emanuel Cohen.

It's a Gift was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2010.

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The Charles Sellon Film Festival: "Bright Eyes" and "It's a Gift"

By David on Aug 13, 2015 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"Bah!" Of all the actors and actresses who appeared in 1930s films, Charles Sellon (1870-1937) was certainly one of them. A native of Boston, Sellon made his stage debut in 1901 and his film debut in 1923. He was rarely the lead; skinny and with a long face, with a mouth usually in a frown or scow... Read full article

Movie Scenes That Make Me Grin Like an Idiot: "It's a Gift"

By David on Jul 6, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

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Quotes from

Everett: I told him I wouldn't do it if I was him.
Harold: You told him you wouldn't do it if you was him. Get him outta here!

Norman: What's the matter, Pop? Don't cha love me anymore?
Harold Bissonette: (he raises his hand to hit Norman) Certainly I love you.
Amelia: Don't you strike that child!
Harold Bissonette: Well, he's not gonna tell me I don't love him.

Harry Payne Bosterly: You're drunk!
Harold Bissonette: And you're crazy. But I'll be sober tomorrow and you'll be crazy for the rest of your life.

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Facts about

James Burke (Ice Man) is in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but he did not appear or was not identifiable.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
The portrait of the late Uncle Bean is the same portrait of actor Donald Meek seen in Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch filmed. In this film the portrait has a mustache drawn on it.
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National Film Registry

It's a Gift

Released 1934
Inducted 2010

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Also directed by Norman Z. McLeod

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Also produced by William LeBaron

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Also released in 1934

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