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The Egg and I (1947)

NR 1947-05-01 (US) ComedyRomance 1h 48m
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World War II veteran Bob MacDonald surprises his new wife, Betty, by quitting his city job and moving them to a dilapidated farm in the country. While Betty gamely struggles with managing the crumbling house and holding off nosy neighbors and a recalcitrant pig, Bob makes plans for crops and livestock. The couple's bliss is shaken by a visit from a beautiful farm owner, who seems to want more from Bob than just managing her property.

  1. Chester Erskine

    Director, Writer

  2. Betty MacDonald


  3. Fred F. Finklehoffe


Top Billed Cast

  1. Claudette Colbert

    Claudette Colbert

    Betty MacDonald

  2. Fred MacMurray

    Fred MacMurray

    Bob MacDonald

  3. Marjorie Main

    Marjorie Main

    Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle

  4. Louise Allbritton

    Louise Allbritton

    Harriet Putnam

  5. Percy Kilbride

    Percy Kilbride

    Frank 'Pa' Kettle

  6. Richard Long

    Richard Long

    Tom Kettle

  7. Billy House

    Billy House

    Billy Reed

  8. Ida Moore

    Ida Moore


  9. Donald MacBride

    Donald MacBride

    Mr. Henty

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The Egg and I
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Original Language English

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