DirectorKarl Freund ScreenplayRian James Duration CountryUnited States
WriterLou Breslow, Philip G. Epstein, Rian James, Jerry Wald Release dateSeptember 1, 1934 (1934-09-01) CastEdmund Lowe (Phillip "Gift of Gab" Gabney), Gloria Stuart (Barbara Kelton), Boris Karloff (Himself), Bela Lugosi (Himself) Similar moviesThe Invisible Ray (1936), Youll Find Out (1940), The Good Earth (1937), Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927), Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Gift of Gab is a 1934 black-and-white film released by Universal Pictures. Edmund Lowe stars as a man with the "Gift of Gab"—he can sell anyone anything. The film costars Ruth Etting, Ethel Waters, Victor Moore, and Gloria Stuart, and features Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi.
Ruth Etting sings "Talking to Myself" and "Tomorrow, Who Cares?" Originally the Three Stooges were signed to appear in the film, but they had just signed with Columbia Pictures for Woman Haters, the first of their short subjects, so three look-alike actors replaced them in Gift of Gab.