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The Egg and I (1947)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Romance | May 1947 (USA)
On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.

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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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Trivia

This movie was being shown to inmates in the movie 'Brute Force' also a Universal August 1947 release. See more »

Goofs

The car's driver-side window is most of the way rolled down as the car "limps" on its flat tire into the driveway, then the window is half-way up as Bob gets out. See more »

Quotes

Betty MacDonald: I bet you think an egg is something you casually order for breakfast when you can't think of anything else. Well, so did I once, but that was before the egg and I.
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The Man On The Flying Trapeze
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Written by Alfred Lee and George Leybourne
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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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