The Egg and I

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Screen legends Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray star as newlyweds whose love is put to the test on their wedding day in the classic comedy The Egg and I. Just after she has said “I do,” Betty (Colbert) learns that her new husband, Bob (MacMurray),... read more
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Screen legends Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray star as newlyweds whose love is put to the test on their wedding day in the classic comedy The Egg and I. Just after she has said “I do,” Betty (Colbert) learns that her new husband, Bob (MacMurray), has left his white-collar job with plans to raise chickens on a rustic farm located miles away from civilization. Betty tries to make the best of her situation in their ramshackle house but never-ending repairs, a malevolent wood-burning stove, rain, ornery livestock and a seductive neighbor (Louise Allbritton) do not make it easy! There is never a dull moment in this heart-warming comedy that also introduced the beloved characters of Ma and Pa Kettle (Marjorie Main and Percy Killbride).

Original Release

05/01/1947

Cast

Marjorie Main Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle
Percy Kilbride Frank 'Pa' Kettle
Richard Long Tom Kettle
Meg Randall Kim Parker
Claudette Colbert Betty MacDonald
Fred MacMurray Bob MacDonald
Elisabeth Risdon Betty's Mother
Victor Potel Crowbar (as Vic Potel)
Samuel S. Hinds Sheriff
Donald MacBride Mr. Henty
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Chester Erskine

Writers

Chester Erskine, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Betty MacDonald

Cast

Marjorie Main Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle
Percy Kilbride Frank 'Pa' Kettle
Richard Long Tom Kettle
Meg Randall Kim Parker
Claudette Colbert Betty MacDonald
Fred MacMurray Bob MacDonald
Elisabeth Risdon Betty's Mother
Victor Potel Crowbar (as Vic Potel)
Samuel S. Hinds Sheriff
Donald MacBride Mr. Henty
Esther Dale Birdie Hicks
Louise Allbritton Harriet Putnam
Billy House Billy Reed
Ida Moore Old Lady
John Berkes Geoduck
Fuzzy Knight Cab Driver
Isabel O'Madigan Mrs. Hicks' Mother
Dorothy Vaughan Maid
Colleen Alpaugh Kettle Child
Robert Beyers Kettle Child

Producers

Editors

Russell F. Schoengarth

1948 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
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