Sellon’s scattergun histrionics are on near-constant display in Will Rogers’ last film, In Old Kentucky (1935). The real draws are Rogers himself, pretty funny most of the time, even in blackface, and some serious tapping from Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, although we do have to put up with Robinson being called “boy” on several occasions.*
Sellon’s greatest moment, for which he receives virtually zero credit, came a year earlier in It’s A Gift as the cantankerous (of course) Mr. Muckle, the blind man who nearly destroys W. C. Fields’ grocery store in search of a bag of kumquats.
*In Old Kentucky is available in a four-disc set, The Will Rogers Collection: Volume 1, which also includes John Ford’s Steamboat Round the Bend, also pretty funny, most of the time, but painfully marred by the presence of Stepin Fetchit, whom I do not like, regardless of what anyone says.