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Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)

 -  Comedy  -  1 April 1949 (USA)
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The Kettles and their fifteen children are about to be evicted from their rundown rustic home when Pa wins the grand prize by coming up with a new tobacco slogan. Birdie Hicks is jealous of... See full summary »

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Marjorie Main ...
Percy Kilbride ...
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Meg Randall ...
Patricia Alphin ...
Esther Dale ...
Barry Kelley ...
Harry Antrim ...
Mayor Dwiggins
Isabel O'Madigan ...
Ida Moore ...
Emily
Emory Parnell ...
Boyd Davis ...
Mr. Simpson
O.Z. Whitehead ...
Mr. Billings
Ray Bennett ...
Sam Rogers
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Alvin
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The Kettles and their fifteen children are about to be evicted from their rundown rustic home when Pa wins the grand prize by coming up with a new tobacco slogan. Birdie Hicks is jealous of the family's new wealth, which includes a completely automated modern home, and accuses Pa of stealing the slogan. Reporter Kim Parker proves Birdie wrong and marries Tom Kettle. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Hilarious sequel to "The EGG and I"... See more »

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1 April 1949 (USA)  »

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The Further Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle  »

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Trivia

Second of eight films in which Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride portrayed Ma and Pa Kettle. See more »

Goofs

When Ma puts the kids to bed, you can see the covers are rumpled. Then, when she attempts to turn off the lights, she hits the switch to put away the beds. When the beds come back down, you can see 3 of the 4 beds are neatly made and there are dolls instead of kids. When you see them in the next shot, they are as they were before they went into the wall. See more »

Quotes

Tom Kettle: Theories are nice, Ma, but not when they break up families and threaten lives.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: High School Big Shot (1994) See more »

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The fun side of the "good old days"
16 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a need for this kind of entertainment in our modern world. You can watch "Ma and Pa" with adults, with your family (kids any age or just by yourself like me. They are gentle, but gentle is so refreshing in a society of kids killing kids, a horrible war, inappropriate prime time television and poverty. We don't even get a hint of where all of those children came from! Give me modern plumbing and I'll gladly become a Kettle. Humor does NOT require offensive language. It is hard to follow conversations in shows where every other word is bleeped. Relax, take your shoes off, and climb in your recliner with a good old-fashioned glass of lemonade, and just breathe easy watching Ma sweeping the chickens off the table at lunch time! Pj


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