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It's a Gift

It's a Gift is a 1934 comedy film starring W. C. Fields, directed by Norman McLeod. Fields plays Harold Bissonette, a small-town grocer beleaguered by a shrewish wife, an incompetent assistant, and assorted annoying children, customers, and salesmen.


  • I want 10 pounds of kumquats, and I'm in a hurry!


Mrs Bissonnette: Funny thing they should call you here at this hour of night from the maternity hospital.
Harold: They didn't call me up from the maternity hospital, they wanted to know if this was the maternity hospital.
Mrs Bissonnette: Oh, don't make it any worse.

Salesman: Is this 1726 Prill Avenue?
Harold: No.
Salesman: Is there a Prill Avenue in this neighborhood?
Harold: I don't know.
Salesman: Do you know a man by the name of La Fong? Carl LaFong! Capital L, small a, capital F, small o, small n, small g. LaFong! Carl LaFong!
Harold: No, I don't know Carl LaFong, capital L, small a, capital F, small o, small n, small g. And if I did know Carl LaFong, I wouldn't admit it.
Salesman: Well, he's a railroad man and he leaves home very early in the morning.
Harold: Well, he's a chump.

Mrs Bissonnette: Why were you standing 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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