Egg and I

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Egg and I ★★★ 1947

Based on the true-life adventures of best-selling humorist Betty MacDonald. A young urban bride agrees to help her new husband realize his life-long dream of owning a chicken farm. A dilapidated house, temperamental stove, and suicidal chickens test the bride's perseverance, as do the zany antics of her country-bumpkin neighbors, Ma and Pa Kettle, who make their screen debut. Plenty of old-fashioned laughs. 104m/B VHS, DVD . Claudette Colbert, Fred Mac-Murray, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Louise Allbritton, Richard Long, Billy House, Donald Mac-Bride; D: Chester Erskine; C: Milton Krasner.