It's a Gift Overview:

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

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.


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


Amelia: Why were you sitting there like a stone image when those men were insulting me?
Harold: I was just waiting for one of 'em to say something to me.


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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.
The source of the film was a play, "The Comic Supplement (of American Life)," by J.P. McEvoy, which opened in Washington, D.C. on 19 January 1925.
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.
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National Film Registry

It's a Gift

Released 1934
Inducted 2010
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