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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 ...
Louise Allbritton ...
Percy Kilbride ...
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Billy House ...
Ida Moore ...
Old Lady
Donald MacBride ...
Mr. Henty
Samuel S. Hinds ...
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Elisabeth Risdon ...
John Berkes ...
Victor Potel ...
Crowbar (as Vic Potel)
Fuzzy Knight ...
Cab Driver
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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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May 1947 (USA)  »

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Das Ei und ich  »

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First of eight films in which Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride portrayed Ma and Pa Kettle. 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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Followed by Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951) See more »

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Simple, good old fashioned, clean cut, comedy.
22 October 2004 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon 'The Egg and I' while trying to find some of the old 'Ma & Pa Kettle' movies. It was great to find out that 'The Egg and I' was the first movie that used Ma and Pa Kettle as characters. Of coarse the Kettles were excellent in this movie. They were such a hit with audiences viewing 'The Egg and I' that it hatched the Ma and Pa Kettle film series. Although the Kettles are an integral part of the movie, don't be misled and watch this with the intentions of watching a Ma and Pa Kettle movie. This is a romantic comedy with Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray playing a young couple from the city that buy a run down farm. The entire movie revolves around this couple and their experiences. Most likely the 'Green Acres' TV series predecessor. Around this couple come a very interesting cast of characters of which the Kettles are a part. This movie is a simple, good old fashioned, clean cut, comedy. Sit back and enjoy the great acting and cast of characters. You'll be glad you did.


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