The Egg and I

Synopsis: On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm, to be exact, which is obvious when the two move in. Betty endures Bob's enthusiasm for the rural life, rustic inconveniences, and battling nature, but her patience is severely tested when glamorous neighbor Harriet Putnam seems to set her sights on Bob.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Chester Erskine
Production: Universal Pictures
108 min

little combs to break out of the shells.

Then you separate 'em, fatten 'em up,

dress 'em and off to market they go.

Oh, my hat! Oh, Bob, stop!

Can't stop here.

We'll get it later.

He's eating it!

Don't worry.

It won't hurt him.

- How much longer?

- Pretty soon now.

- Beautiful country, isn't it?

- Mmm.

- Seems so far away.

- Far away from what?

I don't know.

Just far away.

- Get ready, Betty.

- Are we there?

In a minute. Close your eyes.

I want to surprise you with it.

- They were closed.

- Close them again.

All right, open 'em.

- Where's the house?

- That's it right there.


Needs a new coat of paint.

The agent told me there wasn't another

house like it in the whole county.

Come on,

I'll show it to you.

Isn't this the most beautiful setting

for a house you ever saw?

Isn't it wonderful?

How do you like this view

from the front porch?

Well, honey, this is it.

Over the threshold.

- Oh!

- Hang on.

- Darling, you'd better put me down.

- Yeah, I...

It's stuck.

I'll have to force it.

- Are you all right?

- Yeah, I'm all right.

- Those hinges must have loosened up.

- Oh.

I'll fix that. Well, honey,

what do you think?

Hasn't it got a lot of character?

That stairway goes up to the attic.

This is the bedroom.

This is the living room.

Nice size room,

isn't it?

- Good floors. Won't have

to do a thing to 'em.

Just scrub 'em

and polish 'em.

Here's the dining room.

They don't build houses

like this nowadays.

This table isn't bad, is it?

Solid oak.

Don't care much for

that fixture though, do you?

Wait'll you see the kitchen. Isn't this

something? An old-fashioned kitchen.

Haven't seen one like this since I was a kid.

None of that streamlined stuff.

This is the kind of place where you can

really get down to living.

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Betty MacDonald

Betty MacDonald (March 26, 1907 – February 7, 1958) was an American author who specialized in humorous autobiographical tales, and is best known for her book The Egg and I. She also wrote the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series of children's books. She is associated with the Pacific Northwest, especially Washington state. more…

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