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The Egg and I (1947)



The Egg and I

(1947)

Comedy / Family

108 minutes

Directed by Chester Erskine

Cast:

Claudette Colbert as Betty MacDonald
Fred MacMurray as Bob MacDonald
Marjorie Main as Ma Kettle
Louise Allbritton as Harriet Putnam
Percy Kilbride as Pa Kettle
Richard Long as Tom Kettle
Billy House as Billy Reed
Ida Moore as Emily 
Donald MacBride as Mr. Henty
Samuel S. Hinds as Sheriff
Esther Dale as Birdie Hicks
Elisabeth Risdon as Betty's Mother
John Berkes as Geoduck
Victor Potel as Crowbar
John 'Fuzzy' Knight as Cab Driver
Isabel O'Madigan as Mrs. Hicks' Mother
Dorothy Vaughan as Maid
Banjo the Dog as Sport 
 
Bob tells his new wife on their wedding night that he has purchased a chicken farm, yet it is a deserted one. Betty bears and supports Bob’s ambition with the farm, but begins to lose her patience when their beautiful neighbor, Harriet Putnam, begins to give Bill some attention.

This comedy was such a hit with movie audiences that it spawned the Ma and Pa Kettle film series. On May 5, 1947 Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray starred in a radio version of this movie that was broadcast on the Lux Radio Theatre.

The Egg and I trailer


Directors:
Actors: Claudette Colbert, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main
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Matinee Classics - The Egg and I starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Billy House, Ida Moore, Donald MacBride, Samuel S. Hinds, Esther Dale, Elisabeth Risdon, John Berkes, Victor Potel, John 'Fuzzy' Knight, Isabel O'Madigan, Dorothy Vaughan and Banjo the Dog
Matinee Classics - The Egg and I starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Billy House, Ida Moore, Donald MacBride, Samuel S. Hinds, Esther Dale, Elisabeth Risdon, John Berkes, Victor Potel, John 'Fuzzy' Knight, Isabel O'Madigan, Dorothy Vaughan and Banjo the Dog
Matinee Classics - The Egg and I starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Billy House, Ida Moore, Donald MacBride, Samuel S. Hinds, Esther Dale, Elisabeth Risdon, John Berkes, Victor Potel, John 'Fuzzy' Knight, Isabel O'Madigan, Dorothy Vaughan and Banjo the Dog
Matinee Classics - The Egg and I starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Billy House, Ida Moore, Donald MacBride, Samuel S. Hinds, Esther Dale, Elisabeth Risdon, John Berkes, Victor Potel, John 'Fuzzy' Knight, Isabel O'Madigan, Dorothy Vaughan and Banjo the Dog


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