This comedy was such a hit with audiences, it spawned the Ma and Pa Kettle film series. On May 5, 1947 Colbert and MacMurray starred in radio version of this film that was broadcast on the Lux Radio Theatre.
Story of adventures of young couple on a farm.
It was nominated the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Marjorie Main).
Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray play newlyweds Bob and Betty in this working of the "let's go live in the country" formula. He's an idealist in love with chickens; she's less than thrilled but would follow her husband anywhere. Of course, their home is ramshackle, and there are many fish-out-of-water pratfalls taken in fixing it up and getting their farming business going. When a wealthy bachelorette with state-of-the-art farm equipment and a beautiful ranch house plays for Bob's affections, Betty tries to cement herself as the better chicken farmer.