It's a Gift

"Excellent"

It's a Gift Review


W.C. Fields at his best -- this time as a henpecked general store owner who dreams only of having his own orange grove. Alas, he gets his wish, and there are no oranges to be found. While the lack of any background music makes the pacing of the longer comedy vignettes strangely pregnant, Fields's sense of humor and his physical committment to the role make It's a Gift one of his finest comedies. No, it doesn't all hold together from one scene to the next, but watching Field and the inimitable Baby LeRoy strut their stuff is comic gold.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 68 mins

In Theaters: Friday 30th November 1934

Distributed by: Universal Studios Home Video

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 11

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Norman Z. McLeod

Producer:

Starring: W.C. Fields as Harold Bissonette, as Amelia Bissonette, as Mildred Bissonette, as John Durston, as Norman Bissonette, as Baby Dunk, Tammany Young as Everett Ricks, Morgan Wallace as James Fitchmueller, Charles Sellon as Mr. Muckle, Josephine Whittell as Mrs. Dunk, T. Roy Barnes as Insurance Salesman, Diana Lewis as Miss Dunk, Spencer Charters as Gate Guard, Guy Usher as Harry Payne Bosterly, as Mr. Abernathy

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