The New Pictures, Apr. 28, 1947

The Egg and I (Universal-International), an adaptation of Betty MacDonald's cackle-happy best-seller about a city couple who learn to run a poultry farm, will probably be just as popular as the book. Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert, who pretend to be the distraught pioneers, are sure-fire box-office comedians. And the show is rife with sure-fire laughs.

The picture is, indeed, just a little bit too sure-fire for its own good. It has some faint hints of realistic rustic meanness and kindliness. It also has moments of innocently ribald energy which may not be...

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