The Good Bad Egg

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The Good Bad Egg
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Directed by Jules White
Produced by Jules White
Written by Al Giebler
Elwood Ullman
Starring Joe DeRita
Dorothy Granger
Norman Ollestad
Emil Sitka
Vernon Dent
Victor Travers
Cinematography Fred Mandl
Edited by Edwin H. Bryant
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • March 20, 1947 (1947-03-20)
Running time
17 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Good Bad Egg was an American comedy short released by Columbia Pictures on March 20, 1947, starring Joe DeRita, who later joined the Three Stooges and became "Curly Joe" DeRita, and featuring Dorothy Granger, and Norman Ollestead. This was the second of four shorts in the Joe DeRita series produced by Columbia from 1946-1948; all entries were remakes of other Columbia shorts.


Joe Priggle (Joe DeRita) is an inventor staying at a rest home where he tells the story to its proprietor (Vernon Dent) his strong dislike, eggs. It all starts when he fouls up one of his inventions to a client (Emil Sitka) when he finds an egg with an address written on it, the address belongs to a single woman Florabell (Dorothy Granger). He ends up marrying her, but soon finds out that she has an obnoxious brat of a son Rudolph (Norman Ollestead). He causes nothing but trouble for Joe by shooting him in the rear end with a slingshot, a BB gun and gets blown to bits by a miniature cannon. Meanwhile, Joe is busy working on his latest invention, a state-of-the-art dishwasher. The first time he uses it, it destroys all of Florabell's fine chinaware.



The Good Bad Egg is a remake of the Andy Clyde short film Knee Action (1937).

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