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The Egg and I (1947)

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108 min | Comedy, Romance

On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.
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Writers
Betty MacDonald (novel) | Chester Erskine (written for the screen by) | Fred F. Finklehoffe (written for the screen by)
Cinematographer
Milton R. Krasner (as Milton Krasner)
Editor
Russell F. Schoengarth (as Russell Schoengarth)
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Updated Mar 21, 1947

Release date
May 1947 (United States)

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65 cast members
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Claudette Colbert
Betty MacDonald Betty MacDonald   See fewer
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Fred MacMurray
Bob MacDonald Bob MacDonald   See fewer
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Marjorie Main
Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle   See fewer
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Louise Allbritton
Harriet Putnam Harriet Putnam   See fewer
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Percy Kilbride
Frank 'Pa' Kettle Frank 'Pa' Kettle   See fewer
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Richard Long
Tom Kettle Tom Kettle   See fewer
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Billy House
Billy Reed Billy Reed   See fewer
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Ida Moore
Old Lady Old Lady   See fewer
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Donald MacBride
Mr. Henty Mr. Henty   See fewer
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Samuel S. Hinds
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Esther Dale
Birdie Hicks Birdie Hicks   See fewer
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Elisabeth Risdon
Betty's Mother Betty's Mother   See fewer
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John Berkes
Geoduck Geoduck   See fewer
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Victor Potel
Crowbar (as Vic Potel) Crowbar (as Vic Potel)   See fewer
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Fuzzy Knight
Cab Driver Cab Driver   See fewer
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Isabel O'Madigan
Mrs. Hicks' Mother Mrs. Hicks' Mother   See fewer
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Colleen Alpaugh
Kettle Child (uncredited) Kettle Child (uncredited)   See fewer
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Polly Bailey
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William Bailey
Doctor at Country Dance (uncredited) Doctor at Country Dance (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Baxley
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vangie Beilby
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Hank Bell
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Carl Bennett
Attendant (uncredited) Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earl Bennett
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Joseph E. Bernard
Asa Pettingrew (uncredited) Asa Pettingrew (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Beyers
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Chet Brandenburg
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Judith Bryant
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Robert Cherry
Goon (uncredited) Goon (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Desmond
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Banjo the Dog
Sport (uncredited) Sport (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diane Florentine
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Diane Graeff
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Jesse Graves
Porter (uncredited) Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
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Herbert Heywood
Mailman (uncredited) Mailman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Hiser
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George Hoagland
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Jimmie Horan
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Teddy Infuhr
Albert Kettle (uncredited) Albert Kettle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kenny
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Kunde
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Nolan Leary
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Ralph Littlefield
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George Lloyd
Farmhand (uncredited) Farmhand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathleen Mackey
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Louis Mason
Bergheimer (uncredited) Bergheimer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam McDaniel
Waiter on Train (uncredited) Waiter on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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George McDonald
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Howard M. Mitchell
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Gloria Moore
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Frank O'Connor
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Bob Perry
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Charles Perry
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Eugene Persson
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Joe Ploski
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Joe Recht
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Beatrice Roberts
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Hector V. Sarno
Burlaga (uncredited) Burlaga (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nella Spraugh
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Dorothy Vernon
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Glen Walters
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Robert Winans
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7.2 / 10 | 1,961 votes