W. C. Fields is California dreamin' in It's a Gift, a comedy classic from one of the great comedians of movie history.
Harold Bissonette (W. C. Fields) is stuck in a rut, and I don't just mean the fictional New Jersey town of Wappinger Falls. He hates his job as a grocery store owner, thanks to a string of customers that belong on notalwaysright.com and an inept assistant . His home life isn't any better, thanks to his short-tempered wife Amelia (Kathleen Howard), self-centered teenage daughter Mildred (Jean Rouveral), and loudmouth son Norman (Tom Bupp) who seems to spend all his time on rollerskates. What he really wants, above all else, is to buy and run an orange grove out in California. When his uncle Bean passes away and leaves him an unspecified but apparently sizable inheritance, he buys one, despite being warned that the one he's set on purchasing isn't any good. The warning turns out to be true, but naturally, when all seems lost, a convenient deus ex machina arrives to save the day.