The Egg and I [DVD] [1947]

  • SKU: 19882171
  • Release Date: 03/06/2012
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features


  • Claudette Colbert: Queen of the Silver Screen
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis


The Egg and I
Based on the humorous autobiographical book by Betty McDonald, The Egg & I casts Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray as Manhattan-dwelling newlyweds. When MacMurray enthusiastically purchases an upstate farm in the hopes of cleaning up in the egg business, Colbert cautiously goes along. The film's humor is derived from the efforts of these two hopelessly citified slickers to adapt themselves to the rigors of rural life. In a plot complication added to the film, pretty neighbor Louise Allbritton upsets the equilibrium of MacMurray and Colbert's union, but both husband and wife are happily reunited at the finale (in real life, Betty McDonald and her husband were splitsville before the book even hit the stands). Retained from the novel, though heavily laundered, were the earthy characters of farmers Ma and Pa Kettle and their huge brood of children. Marjorie Main as Ma and Percy Kilbride as Pa struck so responsive a chord with filmgoers that Universal headlined them in their own "Kettle" series of B pictures, which endured until 1956. The Egg & I would be adapted into a live TV comedy serial in 1952, with Pat Kirkland and John Craven in the leading roles. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Claudette Colbert
    Claudette Colbert - Betty MacDonald
  • Fred MacMurray
    Fred MacMurray - Bob MacDonald
  • Marjorie Main
    Marjorie Main - Ma Kettle
  • Percy Kilbride
    Percy Kilbride - Pa Kettle
  • Louise Allbritton
    Louise Allbritton - Harriet Putnam



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious!

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    Amanda
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    This movie was hilarious! The black and white picture quality is very good! I am very happy with my purchase, but I wish there were more extras that dealt with the movie. What they added was about the actress and there studio's history.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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    nerdsooner
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    The person I bought it for wanted it, and she was happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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