It's a Gift
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W.C. Fields is in fine fettle as small-town grocer Harold Bissonette (pronounced Biss-o-NAY). Harold dreams of becoming a California orange farmer, but his gorgon wife (Kathleen Howard) will have none of it. After a grueling day at the store, during which his electric light stock is destroyed by a cane-wielding blind man (Charles Sellon), and his floor is flooded with molasses by the impish Baby LeRoy, Harold announces that he's sold the store and bought an orange grove. Seeking to escape his wife's nagging, Harold tries to sleep on his porch, which proves impossible thanks to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's plenty to enjoy here, and little to dislike."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"W.C. Fields in his prime. If not his best, not far from it."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It's W.C. Fields at the top of his game; a classic comical study on the horrors of bourgeois family life."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's A Gift (1934) is often cited as W. C. Fields' best and funniest picture - it is undoubtedly one of the greatest, classic comedies ever made,"
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"W.C. Fields is a near-forgotten comedic treasure waiting to be unearthed by anyone with a DVD player."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
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