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.
On the verge of being evicted from their run-down farmhouse, the large Kettle family is given a new, modern home after Pa wins a contest, but he is accused of plagiarizing his winning slogan by a jealous local woman.
When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs.
Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.
Ma and Pa are trying to raise enough money at the county fair to send their daughter Rosie to college. Ma competes in baking and Pa enters a trotter in a horse race, while Rosie takes up with handsome young Marvin Johnson.
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An American World War I soldier, whose disfigured face is reconstructed by Austrian plastic surgeons, returns home after twenty years, but no one recognizes him, his widow is married to another man, and his son is a grown young man.
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
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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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