It's a Gift is a 1934 comedy film starring W. C. Fields, considered by film historians to be one of Fields' best and funniest films. It was Fields's sixteenth sound film, and his fifth in 1934 alone. It was directed by Norman McLeod, who had directed Fields in his cameo as Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland, 1933. It concerns the trials and tribulations of a grocer as he battles a shrewish wife, an incompetent assistant, and assorted annoying children, customers, and salesmen.

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  • It's a Gift is a 1934 comedy film starring W. C. Fields, considered by film historians to be one of Fields' best and funniest films. It was Fields's sixteenth sound film, and his fifth in 1934 alone. It was directed by Norman McLeod, who had directed Fields in his cameo as Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland, 1933. It concerns the trials and tribulations of a grocer as he battles a shrewish wife, an incompetent assistant, and assorted annoying children, customers, and salesmen. The film contains certain routines, reprised having been honed, that Fields had developed 1915-1925. Fields often tried to recapture on film original sketches that had been the basis of his stage success. Thus 'The Picnic', 'A Joy Ride' and most famously, 'The Back Porch', all become segments of Its a Gift. Lesser known than some of Fields' later works such as The Bank Dick, the film is perhaps the best example of the recurring theme of the Everyman battling against his domestic entrapment. Historians and critics have often cited its numerous memorable comic moments. It is one of several Paramount Pictures in which Fields contended with child actor Baby LeRoy. (en)
  • Das ist geschenkt ist eine US-amerikanische Filmkomödie aus dem Jahre 1934 von Norman Z. McLeod. Das Drehbuch entstand nach einer Erzählung des Hauptdarstellers W. C. Fields und dem Theaterstück The Comic Supplement von J. P. McEvoy. Der Film wurde am 30. November 1934 uraufgeführt. In Deutschland wurde der Film am 31. Dezember 1971 in der Originalfassung mit deutschen Untertiteln im dritten Programm des NDR ausgestrahlt. (de)
  • Une riche affaire (It's a Gift) est un film américain réalisé par Norman Z. McLeod, sorti en 1934. (fr)
  • Che bel regalo (It's a Gift) è un film diretto da Norman Z. McLeod con W.C. Fields. (it)
  • It's a Gift is een Amerikaanse filmkomedie uit 1934 met in de hoofdrol W.C. Fields. De film werd in 2010 opgenomen in het National Film Registry. (nl)
  • It's a Gift (pt: É um presente) é um filme de comédia norte-americano de 1934 estrelado por W. C. Fields e dirigido por Norman Z. McLeod. (pt)
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  • Theatrical poster to It's a Gift
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  • Das ist geschenkt ist eine US-amerikanische Filmkomödie aus dem Jahre 1934 von Norman Z. McLeod. Das Drehbuch entstand nach einer Erzählung des Hauptdarstellers W. C. Fields und dem Theaterstück The Comic Supplement von J. P. McEvoy. Der Film wurde am 30. November 1934 uraufgeführt. In Deutschland wurde der Film am 31. Dezember 1971 in der Originalfassung mit deutschen Untertiteln im dritten Programm des NDR ausgestrahlt. (de)
  • Une riche affaire (It's a Gift) est un film américain réalisé par Norman Z. McLeod, sorti en 1934. (fr)
  • Che bel regalo (It's a Gift) è un film diretto da Norman Z. McLeod con W.C. Fields. (it)
  • It's a Gift is een Amerikaanse filmkomedie uit 1934 met in de hoofdrol W.C. Fields. De film werd in 2010 opgenomen in het National Film Registry. (nl)
  • It's a Gift (pt: É um presente) é um filme de comédia norte-americano de 1934 estrelado por W. C. Fields e dirigido por Norman Z. McLeod. (pt)
  • It's a Gift is a 1934 comedy film starring W. C. Fields, considered by film historians to be one of Fields' best and funniest films. It was Fields's sixteenth sound film, and his fifth in 1934 alone. It was directed by Norman McLeod, who had directed Fields in his cameo as Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland, 1933. It concerns the trials and tribulations of a grocer as he battles a shrewish wife, an incompetent assistant, and assorted annoying children, customers, and salesmen. (en)
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  • It's a Gift (en)
  • Das ist geschenkt (de)
  • Une riche affaire (fr)
  • Che bel regalo (it)
  • It's a Gift (nl)
  • It's a Gift (pt)
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