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Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)

Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.

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Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.

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The film takes place in July 1952. See more »

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Bob Baxter: Say, I seem to be lost. Can you tell me where P.A. Kettle lives?
Birdie Hicks: P.A. Kettle?
Miss Pennyfeather: The only Kettles we know live down this street.
Bob Baxter: Is he the industrialist?
Birdie Hicks: If you call having children an industry.
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Follows The Egg and I (1951) See more »

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The Best in the Series
19 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This happens to be my personal favorite in the entire "Ma and Pa Kettle" series. I especially loved how the Kettle's met the Lotuses, a Hawaiian family, which is almost a mirror image of their own (the only differences are there are only twelve Lotus children as opposed to the fifteen Kettle kids and they aren't as rowdy as Ma and Pa's brood). Unfortunately, this is also the last appearance of Percy Kilbride in the role of Pa Kettle. His gentle humor was one of the ingredients that helped make this series what it was and after he left the series went downhill from there. At least he went out on a high note with this film.


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