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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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Esther Dale ...
Elisabeth Risdon ...
John Berkes ...
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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This comedy was such a hit with audiences, it spawned the Ma and Pa Kettle film series. 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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Spoofed in The Egg and Ay-Yi-Yi! (1971) See more »

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Enjoyable
4 March 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a very cute and charming little movie. Claudette Colbert was a hoot as the long suffering Betty, and Fred MacMurray was equally as good as Bob, trying so hard to achieve success but neglecting Betty in the process. Ma and Pa Kettle steal the whole film out from under them, so it's no big surprise they got their own film series after this. A warm and funny movie all around.


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