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In the Harry Potter film #2 ( The Chamber of Secrets ), there is a moment where Harry says :

" I think it's time to use my dad's old cloak again. "

( Sorry if I misquoted by a word or two )

We only see in film #1 ( The Philosopher's Stone ) that Harry gets the cloak as a Christmas gift, but it is not explained who gave it to him or whose it was before. So I wonder, where did Harry learn that this cloak belonged to his father and who presented it to him ?

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The first book and film both contain the information, from a note pinned to the cloak on Christmas Morning. I cannot remember if the book quote is the same word for word but in the film Harry receives the cloak with the following note:

Your father left this cloak in my possession before he died. It is time it was returned to you. Use it well.

The note was from Dumbledore.

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ETA: I have just checked -- Dumbeldore's note is identical in the book and the film.

For completion: Dumbledore reiterates the note at the end of Philosopher's Stone:

Harry:

And the invisibility cloak - do you know who sent it to me?

Dumbledore replies:

Ah - your father happened to leave it in my possession, and I thought you might like it.

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