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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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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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Also Known As:

Dois Caipiras: Nas Altas Rodas  »

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

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Ma Kettle: [looks at the low cut dress on the hostess] That's a pretty dress you've got on... too bad the top wasn't finished in time for the party.
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I Like It, I Really Like It
13 June 2008 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

I purchased the DVD which contained "Ma and Pa Kettle Go To Town" on deep discount. I have very fond memories of seeing the "Ma and Pa Kettle" movies on Television when I was a child. Of course, the things which make a seven year old laugh and the things which make a 37 year old laugh are often very different. When I watched this movie, though, I was surprised to see that I still found it quite enjoyable. In particular, I was quite impressed at Percy Kilbride's comic skills as Pa Kettle. He had a wonderful deadpan delivery. Marjorie Main gives the same robust performance which she brought to almost all her roles as a character actress, and, as always, it is fun.

In general, don't look at this film for great plot, or production values, but its got wonderful comic acting, and some genuine laughs.


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