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Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  1 April 1950 (USA)
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When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Main ...
Percy Kilbride ...
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Meg Randall ...
Gregg Martell ...
Louie
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Shotgun Mike Munger
Kathryn Givney ...
Mrs. Victoria Masterson
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Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers
Elliott Lewis ...
Detective Sam Boxer
Paul McVey ...
Harold Masterson
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Dutch, Third New York Henchman
Hal March ...
Det. Mike Eskow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Brown ...
Elizabeth Parker (scenes deleted)
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Jonathan Parker (scenes deleted)
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When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs.

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1 April 1950 (USA)  »

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

Quotes

Pa Kettle: I thought you might be a traveling salesman. A lot of them visit farms, you know.
Shotgun: Yeah, I've heard stories about them.
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Followed by Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) See more »

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Ma and Pa Kettle in New York City
5 July 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Happily ensconced in their luxurious push-button home of the future, Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride (as Ma and Pa Kettle) receive further good fortune. Mr. Kilbride has won an all-expenses paid trip to New York City, courtesy of the "Bubble-Ola" soda pop company. Hoping to turn the trip into a "second honeymoon," the Kettles leave their fourteen youngest "childrun" in the care of crooked Charles McGraw (as Mike "Shotgun" Munger), mistaking him for a kindly stranger.

The Kettles promise to deliver Mr. McGraw's black bag to his Gotham City brother, unaware it contains $100,000 in stolen cash. In the big city, Pa lose the bag, but find eldest son Richard Long (as Tom) trying to finance his incubator.

"Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town" is not only one of the best of the series, but also a funny film on its own. Making pancake popcorn, and eagerly accepting her invitation to the "Beauty Saloon," Ms. Main is in her element. Milking the cow to music, and testing the height of an Empire State Building, Mr. Kilbride shows perfect timing. Credit must be shared with Martin Ragaway and Leonard Stern, who contribute a consistently funny and finely fashioned script.

******** Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (4/1/50) Charles Lamont ~ Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Charles McGraw, Richard Long


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