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Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)

 -  Comedy  -  11 July 1952 (USA)
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Ma and Pa are trying to raise enough money at the county fair to send their daughter Rosie to college. Ma competes in baking and Pa enters a trotter in a horse race, while Rosie takes up with handsome young Marvin Johnson.

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Ma and Pa are trying to raise enough money at the county fair to send their daughter Rosie to college. Ma competes in baking and Pa enters a trotter in a horse race, while Rosie takes up with handsome young Marvin Johnson.

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In one scene Geoduck and Crowbar make references to Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Director Charles Barton, and especially writer John Grant, are veterans of the Abbott and Costello features, which were also being made at Universal. See more »

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Ma Kettle: [looking over Clem] Haven't you growed?
Rosie Kettle: Ma, what did I tell you? It's not "growed", it's "grown".
Ma Kettle: Well what have I got to groan about?
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Ma And Pa Kettle Just Keep On Bringing Out The Laughs!
1 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is another movie for you that I saw that I believe you are probably going to enjoy a lot, Ma And Pa Kettle At The Fair! I have seen several Ma and Pa Kettle movies, and I have really thought that they were really hysterical and laugh filled, and this one is really hysterical as well! In this movie, no matter what scene it is, Ma and Pa Kettle just keep on brining out the laughs! I mean that when you watch this very funny movie, you are going to be laughing a lot! I am not joking, this movie really is hysterical and very enjoyable to watch and laugh at! Ma and Pa Kettle have always been some of my favorite characters of any movie, and this is another one of the best films that the two characters were in!

Now in my opinion, this one is another movie that is another one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen in my life, it is absolutely funny and enjoyable! There is not one bad thing about this movie, not one.

Now I am going to advise something to you, you are going to love this movie, you are especially going to love it if you are a huge fan of Ma and Pa Kettle just like I am, I mean that you are just going to laugh away not long into the movie, that's really how funny it is! So grab some popcorn, grab a seat, and watch Ma And Pa Kettle At The Fair!

In my opinion, I really love this hysterical movie!

10/10


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