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Sep 05, 2010A pretty nice, sentimental, romantic little movie, with some funny scenes, but sometimes it's a bit too silly or sentimental. Overall pretty good, though.
Mar 26, 2010The 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. Based on the book by Betty Macdonald, it also features the film debut of "Ma and Pa Kettle" (the role of Ma Kettle earned Marjorie Main an oscar nomination). Ma and Pa Kettle are definitely the most entertaining thing about the film, with their acres of kids and a nest of chickens in every nook and cranny of the house. MacMurray plays his usual obliviously affable self, while Colbert is the hapless newlywed, swept off into the mountains to live on a chicken farm by her egg-obsessed husband. There's some unexpectedly heart-warming scenes, but the film itself isn't quite as funny as other similar films from that era.
Jul 02, 2008Hilarious. Ma and Pa Kettle are one of the great comic parings of the golden age of cinema.Anthony V Super Reviewer
Oct 27, 2007I watched this for the first time 63 years after it was first made in 1947. It was interesting seeing the old vehicles and Betty holding her baby in the car without a car seat! I can't imagine living in a house without running water or a phone. Then again, I can't imagine my husband buying a house without consulting my opinion first.