Das Ei und ich (1947) watch online HD
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The incredibly sloppy pig is named Cleopatra, an obvious reference to Claudette Colbert's most famous role in Cleopatra (1934).
There is a breakfast restaurant chain called "The Egg and I."
This comedy was such a hit with audiences, it spawned the Ma and Pa Kettle film series.
This is the sixth of seven films pairing Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.
This is the first of ten films in which Marjorie Main played Ma Kettle and the first of eight in which Percy Kilbride played Pa Kettle.
This movie was being shown to inmates in the movie 'Brute Force' also a Universal August 1947 release.
The story actually takes place in the State of Washington.
Was the #8 box office hit of 1947 with about $6M.
Betty married her chicken-farming husband (simply called "Bob" in the book) in 1927 and left him in 1931, taking her two young daughters and returning to Seattle. She married for a second time in 1942, and by the time she began her writing career she was known as Betty MacDonald. Studio executives (perhaps trying to avoid the subject of the author's divorce) called the husband character "Bob MacDonald," merging the first husband's first name and the second husband's last name.
Walter Lantz produced an animated promotional film for the feature. It was directed by Dick Lundy.
The road in Center, WA where the inspirational farm once owned by the Egg And I book author Betty MacDonald (1907 - 1958) is located, was named The Egg And I Road on February 3, 1981.
Features Marjorie Main's only Oscar nominated performance.
On May 5, 1947, Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray starred in radio version of this film that was broadcast on the Lux Radio Theatre.
"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 4, 1947 with Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray reprising their film roles.
According to Betty MacDonald, who visited the set during filming, Harriet Puttnam is base on a woman named Lesley Arnold, who set her sights on Betty's second husband, Don.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Claudette Colbert||-||Betty MacDonald|
|Fred MacMurray||-||Bob MacDonald|
|Marjorie Main||-||Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle|
|Louise Allbritton||-||Harriet Putnam|
|Percy Kilbride||-||Frank 'Pa' Kettle|
|Richard Long||-||Tom Kettle|
|Billy House||-||Billy Reed|
|Ida Moore||-||Old Lady|
|Donald MacBride||-||Mr. Henty|
|Samuel S. Hinds||-||Sheriff|
|Esther Dale||-||Birdie Hicks|
|Elisabeth Risdon||-||Betty's Mother|
|Victor Potel||-||Crowbar (as Vic Potel)|
|Fuzzy Knight||-||Cab Driver|