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)

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Best Supporting ActressMarjorie MainNominated
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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


The Egg and I (1947): Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue.

By Dawn on Mar 27, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Egg and I (1947). film directed by Chester Erskine, who co-wrote screenplay with Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the novel by Betty MacDonald. Cast: Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. One morning, Bob wakes up and tells his new wife Betty, that he has quit his boring job in the city, for the l... Read full article


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The incredibly sloppy pig is named Cleopatra, an obvious reference to Claudette Colbert's most famous, if not most glamorous, movie role.
This comedy was such a hit with audiences, it spawned the Ma and Pa Kettle film series.
It was the basis for "Green Acres".
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