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Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)

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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An animated trailer was created for this film by Walter Lantz. See more »

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In one scene, Pa says that he and Ma have been married for 25 years. Later in the film, Ma says that they have been married for 30 years. See more »

Quotes

Ma Kettle: Graduate high school one week, go to work the next. Ain't you ever gonna take a vacation?
Rosie Kettle: Ma, what did I tell you about "ain't"? Now listen, I *am not* taking a vacation, you *are not* taking a vacation, we *are not* taking a vacation, get it?
Ma Kettle: Yep, ain't nobody taking a vacation.
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A betting interest
14 April 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Frakes of Iowa and the Kettles of the Ozarks have a lot in common. Every member of the Frake family has a betting interest in State Fair in some event at the fair and the Kettles are heavy into gambling at a few events in their county fair. Between Percy Kilbride's horse race and Marjorie Main's cooking they're heavily invested.

There's a sudden need for money in the Kettle household as oldest daughter Lori Nelson wants to go to college. Of course a lot of family problems would be solved if Kilbride would just get a job. But he wouldn't be Pa Kettle then.

Marjorie Main's rival Esther Dale is also spouting off and saying she'll rub Ma's nose in it again. Of course Kettle resourcefulness and luck triumph in the end. Did you think it wouldn't.

This one's good entry in the Kettle series, nice story, nice people and a bit of a surprise from one of the regulars in the Kettle series.


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