Friday, April 29, 2011

#330: It's a Gift

Directed by: NORMAN Z. MCLEOD
1934, TSPDT Rank #442

W.C. Fields is at the top of his game in It's a Gift, combining sharp wit, excellent comedic skill, and visual creativity into one man comparable to all the Marx Brothers put together. It helps that the film is short, fast-paced, quick-witted, wise-cracking, and incurably funny for the duration. So while it may be thin on plot, Fields' winning blend of visual and verbal jokes carries the film right through to the end. Where there is quite a gift of a twist in store. That's all I'll say. The film can speak for itself. I recommend it highly, it's a joy. Not to mention an overall gift. The title doesn't lie, my friends.

(Rating: 9/10)

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