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The Egg and I (1947)

Approved  |   |  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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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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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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A better performance than I remembered.
2 July 2001 | by (Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

I first watched this movie about 5 years ago, and I enjoyed it then. I wanted to watch it again, because I'd since seen a few movies with Marjorie Main. I enjoyed her performance, but it was the role played by Claudette Colbert that blew me away. I thought she was better here than in "It Happened One Night", when she won an Oscar. Ma and Pa Kettle stole the show the last time I watched it, but this time around, I was more interested in the lives of Betty and Bob MacDonald. Ms. Colbert and Fred MacMurray had such an easy-going, natural interaction, which I overlooked on first viewing. Isn't that the sign of good acting? When you don't even notice they're acting?


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