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It's A Gift

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
8.83 /10
W.C.Fields , Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol
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Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Written by: Jack Cunningham from a story by Charles Bogle (pseudonym for W.C.Fields)

Released: 1934
Origin: US
Length: 73


A curmudgeon (W.C.Fields, pictured right) is increasingly irritated by small-town American life.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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More a collection of old comedy routines than a narrative; three scenes are from the 1925 Ziegfeld Follies, two are from a play The Comic Supplement , and the whole film is basically a remake of a 1925 Fields silent, It's The Old Army Game . Production values are far from high, but Fields is at his funniest and the sight-gags are hilarious, so who cares?

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