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The Egg and I
Claudette Colbert and Fred Macmurray




Overview -
Green Acres '40s style! Claudette Colbert hits just the right note of exasperation in this lighthearted comedy about a society girl whose new husband (Fred MacMurray) convinces her to move out to the canebreak and start a chicken farm. The finishing school graduate struggles with the hardships of rural living -- and keeps an eye out for the seductive neighbor down the road. Features the first film appearance of Ma and Pa Kettle.

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Overview

Green Acres '40s style! Claudette Colbert hits just the right note of exasperation in this lighthearted comedy about a society girl whose new husband (Fred MacMurray) convinces her to move out to the canebreak and start a chicken farm. The finishing school graduate struggles with the hardships of rural living -- and keeps an eye out for the seductive neighbor down the road. Features the first film appearance of Ma and Pa Kettle.

Main Cast & Crew

Chester Erskine - Director
Claudette Colbert
Fred MacMurray
Marjorie Main
Louise Allbritton
Percy Kilbride
Richard Long
Donald MacBride
Samuel S. Hinds

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 108
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 025192118517
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: March 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Romance
Vintage
Marriage
Music (General)
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Country
Farms
Love
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Notes:
Copyright 1947 Universal Pictures Company. Renewed 1974. Betty MacDonald's book "The Egg and I" was a best-seller. She is also the author of the classic, well-loved "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" books for children.

Reviews:
"...Worth seeing....[Allbritton is] cool and sexy..." - 08/19/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.69

 

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