The Egg and I
First screened in November 2010
Director: Chester Erskine. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Louise Allbritton, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Donald MacBride, Billy House, Esther Dale, Isabel O'Madigan, Samuel S. Hinds, Ida Moore, John Berkes, Victor Potel, Elisabeth Risdon, Dorothy Vaughan. Screenplay: Chester Erskine and Fred F. Finklehoffe (based on the novel by Betty MacDonald).

Twitter Capsule: Not a milestone of form or style, but the actors and gags gave me giggles, and it's offhandedly savvy about marriage.

VOR:   A big hit that also launched Ma and Pa Kettle as popular favorites and franchise anchors. Beyond probing the zeitgeist, though, no urgent reasons for catching this.

Photo © 1947 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Marjorie Main

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