The Egg and I Overview:

The Egg and I (1947) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Chester Erskine and produced by Chester Erskine, Leonard Goldstein and Fred F. Finklehoffe.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressMarjorie MainNominated
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Silver Screen Standards: The Egg and I (1947)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 7, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: The Egg and I (1947) Adapted from the 1945 bestseller by Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I (1947) depicts the misadventures of newlywed couple Betty and Bob (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) as they struggle to transform a dilapidated farm into a successful chicken busi... Read full article


From the Archives: The Egg and I ( 1947 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 8, 2021 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Betty MacDonald ( Claudette Colbert ) is looking surprised at the hen perched on Pa Kettle's shoulder in this photo from a deleted scene from The Egg and I. Pa ( Percy Kilbride ) explained that his pet hen took a fancy to him and "been followin' me ever since, can't figger it out". From the Archives... Read full article


The Egg and I

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 5, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing The Egg and I (1947). This delightful comedy stars Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert as a newlywed couple who take up chicken farming. This article is part of the Food in Film Blogathon hosted by Speakeasy and Silver Screenings. These days, organic farming is all the ra... Read full article


THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE MOVIES BLOGATHON: The Domestic Arts as Practiced in The Egg and I

on Oct 14, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Kristina of Speakeasy and Ruth of Silver Screenings are hosting the clever blogathon Things I Learned from the Movies which runs from October 14 to 17. A cornucopia of movie fans/bloggers are on board with some fun and interesting reading. Day 1 recap. Day 2 recap. Day 3 recap. Wrap-up. Author... Read full article


THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE MOVIES BLOGATHON: The Domestic Arts as Practiced in The Egg and I

By Caftan Woman on Oct 14, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Kristina of Speakeasy and Ruth of Silver Screenings are hosting the clever blogathon Things I Learned from the Movies which runs from October 14 to 17. A cornucopia of movie fans/bloggers are on board with some fun and interesting reading. Author Betty MacDonald's (Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series) firs... Read full article


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Sixth of seven movies that paired Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.
It was the basis for "Green Acres".
On May 5, 1947 Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray starred in radio version of this film that was broadcast on the Lux Radio Theatre.
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