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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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Ida Moore ...
Old Lady
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Mr. Henty
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John Berkes ...
Victor Potel ...
Crowbar (as Vic Potel)
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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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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City life is not for me
12 August 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

If you loved the TV series Green Acres then you will love this film which served as the incubator for the TV series. Betty & Bob MacDonald played wonderfully by Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray live in the city but Bob desires the laid back country life. They move into a house which looks like a shack that must be fixed up. Neighbors like Ma & Pa Kettle and their many children and Billy Reed the Mr. Haney lookalike. Betty hates the country, pigs and chickens. A good comedy and display of just what could happen to city folk that what to become country folk.


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