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The Egg and I (1947)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  May 1947 (USA)
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On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm, to be exact, which is obvious when the two move in. Betty endures Bob's ... See full summary »

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Marjorie Main ...
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Percy Kilbride ...
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Billy House ...
Ida Moore ...
Old Lady
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Mr. Henty
Samuel S. Hinds ...
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Victor Potel ...
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Fuzzy Knight ...
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On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm, to be exact, which is obvious when the two move in. Betty endures Bob's enthusiasm for the rural life, rustic inconveniences, and battling nature, but her patience is severely tested when glamorous neighbor Harriet Putnam seems to set her sights on Bob. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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farm | chicken | neighbor | chicken farm | hick | See more »

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Das Ei und ich  »

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The incredibly sloppy pig is named Cleopatra, an obvious reference to Claudette Colbert's most famous, if not most glamorous, movie role. See more »

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Cleopatra the pig has a string attached to its hind leg, probably pulled by its handler off screen. See more »

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Referenced in Murphy Brown: The Egg & I (1993) See more »

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Jumpin' on Saturday Night
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Written by Jack Brooks and Edgar Fairchild
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A pretty good egg.
10 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Claudette Colbert & Fred MacMurray star in this screwball comedy; a film that had to be a precursor to "Green Acres"...there's even a Mr. Haney. Although adequate, who steals the show are Ma & Pa Kettle. Marjorie Main is a natural, and because of this, their debut film, The Kettles became a household name.


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