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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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Amelia: Seems pretty strange someone would call you from a maternity hospital in the middle of the night.
Harold: They didn't call me from a maternity hospital. They called thinking this was the maternity hospital.

Harold Bissonette: Here's your chewing gum. Five cents please.
Mr. Muckle: I'm not going to lug that with me. Send it!

Harold: You all gotta remember one thing: that I [quietly] am the boss in this house.

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Facts about

Film debut of Chill Wills.
The final scene, on Bissonette's "orange ranch", was filmed at the house and property W.C. Fields was living in at the time of the filming. For his entire life, Fields rented living quarters, adamantly refusing to buy a house or land.
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.
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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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