Greatest Movies Through 1960

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It’s A Gift (1934)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1934

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68 min – view video clip (no trailer found)

Director: Norman McLeod
Starring: W C Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol

Genres: Comedy

IMDB 7.4 / Amazon 4.3 / Tomatometer 100%

Oscars: none

Ranked #128 Greatest Movies Through 1960

A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife. IMDB 7.4 rating from over 2,652 users

It’s a Gift (1934) is a remake of Fields’s 1926 silent It’s the Old Army Game, and was the first sound feature devoted to Fields’s inimitable talent. As beleaguered husband and would-be orange farmer, Fields revives vintage routines from Vaudeville and Broadway, and his first encounter with Baby LeRoy is comedy gold. Amazon 4.3 stars from over 58 users

W.C. Fields is in fine fettle as small-town grocer Harold Bissonette (pronounced Biss-o-NAY). Harold dreams of becoming a California orange farmer, but his gorgon wife (Kathleen Howard) will have none of it.  Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer 100% Audience 78%

MRQE more than 10 reviews linked

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