The Egg and I
The Egg and I (1947)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 21, 1947
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
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Emanuel Levy

Starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray, this comedy about an urban couple who tries to live a happy rural life was so popuar at the box-office that it led to a sequel and to a whole series, Ma and Pa Kettle.

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Kevin M. Williams
Cute, quaint fish out of water story, almost surely the ground from which the old teevee series "Green Acres" was sprung, about a sophisticated big… More
Anthony Valletta
Hilarious. Ma and Pa Kettle are one of the great comic parings of the golden age of cinema.
Aj V
A pretty nice, sentimental, romantic little movie, with some funny scenes, but sometimes it's a bit too silly or sentimental. Overall pretty good, though.
Devon Bott
The Egg and I is one of the biggest grossing pictures in the history of Universal pictures and also one of the longest running movie series for that company.… More