Claudette Colbert Collection

Claudette Colbert Collection

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Based on the humorous autobiographical book by Betty McDonald, The Egg & I casts Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray as Manhattan-dwelling newlyweds. When MacMurray enthusiastically purchases an upstate farm in the hopes of cleaning up in the egg business, Colbert cautiously goes along. TheSee more details below

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Overview

Based on the humorous autobiographical book by Betty McDonald, The Egg & I casts Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray as Manhattan-dwelling newlyweds. When MacMurray enthusiastically purchases an upstate farm in the hopes of cleaning up in the egg business, Colbert cautiously goes along. The film's humor is derived from the efforts of these two hopelessly citified slickers to adapt themselves to the rigors of rural life. In a plot complication added to the film, pretty neighbor Louise Allbritton upsets the equilibrium of MacMurray and Colbert's union, but both husband and wife are happily reunited at the finale (in real life, Betty McDonald and her husband were splitsville before the book even hit the stands). Retained from the novel, though heavily laundered, were the earthy characters of farmers Ma and Pa Kettle and their huge brood of children. Marjorie Main as Ma and Percy Kilbride as Pa struck so responsive a chord with filmgoers that Universal headlined them in their own "Kettle" series of B pictures, which endured until 1956. The Egg & I would be adapted into a live TV comedy serial in 1952, with Pat Kirkland and John Craven in the leading roles.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/2009
UPC:
0025195051408
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
8:50:00
Sales rank:
25,858

Special Features

Claudette Colbert: Queen of the Silver Screen

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Claudette Colbert Collection
1. Spare Change (Main Titles) [4:57]
2. Business as Usual [4:13]
3. Extravagant Living [6:02]
4. In Despair [3:15]
5. Drastic Measures [2:51]
6. Money Woes [2:54]
7. Closed Out [4:29]
8. In the Job Market [5:31]
9. Gainfully Employed [4:21]
10. Bare Essentials [4:22]
11. Going Hungry [6:43]
12. Goodbye Kitty [2:59]
13. Man for the Job [3:36]
14. Failing Relations [7:28]
15. Passing Results [5:45]
16. Calling It Quits [4:59]
17. Just Love [2:30]
18. End Titles [:26]
1. Divested of Office [4:16]
2. Fortune Telling [7:13]
3. Trader tp the Crown [4:43]
4. On Sabbath [4:18]
5. The Elders [5:33]
6. God-Fearing [5:22]
7. Playing Games [2:41]
8. Bewitched [5:23]
9. Evil Tidings [3:38]
10. The Devil's Servant [5:06]
11. Burned at the Stake [7:39]
12. Planning Escape [4:29]
13. Harboring a Rebel [4:05]
14. Stand Accused [5:19]
15. Pardoned [2:08]
16. On Trial [9:43]
17. At the Gallows [3:41]
18. End Titles [:43]
Disc #2 -- Claudette Colbert Collection
1. Overanxious (Main Titles) [4:56]
2. The Lesser of Two Evils [5:52]
3. Let the Games Begin [4:18]
4. Working Fast [3:52]
5. The Chaperone [6:32]
6. Agree to Behave [2:53]
7. Platonic Relations [4:19]
8. A Third Wheel [6:21]
9. On the Brakes [6:21]
10. Jealous [5:00]
11. Mind Your Own Business [3:27]
12. On Thin Ice [7:06]
13. Going Downhill [6:52]
14. Wifely Surprise [5:09]
15. Checking Out [2:46]
16. Protecting Her Honor [4:01]
17. Three Strikes [4:18]
18. Smooth Sailing (End Titles) [2:24]
1. Pajamas (Main Titles) [5:11]
2. A Stripy Type [6:03]
3. Strange Bedfellows [7:43]
4. Hasty Proposal [7:03]
5. The King's Wash Basin [4:20]
6. Crazy About You [3:49]
7. Cancel the Wedding [4:57]
8. It's a Deal! [4:18]
9. Newlywed Bliss [4:35]
10. Taming the Shrew [3:46]
11. Purely Impersonal [4:13]
12. Kiss Me, Please! [5:38]
13. Note from a "Friend" [2:30]
14. Monsieur Pepinard [4:42]
15. The Hired Hand [3:31]
16. The "Other" Man [4:10]
17. "I Feel Fine" [4:03]
18. Madly in Love (End Titles) [4:49]
Disc #3 -- Claudette Colbert Collection
1. Resigned (Main Titles) [3:51]
2. Taking Pictures [2:33]
3. Fearless Men [6:31]
4. Decompressing [4:17]
5. Over Exposed [6:03]
6. Dreaming of You [2:50]
7. Cover Shot [5:55]
8. On the Job [5:02]
9. Proving a Point [3:53]
10. Special Assignment [5:52]
11. Out of His Element [4:39]
12. Musical Chairs [6:02]
13. Quit Playin' [2:58]
14. Endothermic Reaction [3:28]
15. Covered in Muck [7:57]
16. Proof Positive [3:36]
17. A Goof [4:15]
18. Make Your Pick [3:43]
1. Breaking New Roads (Main Titles) [6:28]
2. Get Ready Betty [5:25]
3. Good Clean Air [5:22]
4. Being Neighborly [7:36]
5. Bright Young Man [5:01]
6. Talking with Ma [5:21]
7. Lunch with Miss Putnam [7:15]
8. The Outdoorsman [5:45]
9. Dinner for Two [8:40]
10. A Man's Job [4:34]
11. Quaint Meeting [7:17]
12. Barnyard Glamour [4:06]
13. Fire! [4:01]
14. Never Quit [4:53]
15. The Best Men Are Taken [7:13]
16. Tonight's the Night [6:19]
17. "I'm Through!" [4:25]
18. Back to Bob (End Titles) [7:56]

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