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The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956)

 |  Comedy  |  April 1956 (USA)
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Ma and the kids head back to the Ozarks for a visit with Uncle Sedge (essentially a Pa Kettle replacement). He's working his way through a twenty years long relationship with Miss Bedelia ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Main ...
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Sedgewick Kettle
Una Merkel ...
Miss Bedelia Baines
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Professor
Olive Sturgess ...
Dave O'Brien ...
Conductor
Richard Eyer ...
Cheryl Callaway ...
Joe Sawyer ...
Bancroft Baines
Sid Tomack ...
Benny
Louis Da Pron ...
Mountaineer
Harry Hines ...
Joe
Jim Hayward ...
Jack Dexter (as James Hayward)
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Ma and the kids head back to the Ozarks for a visit with Uncle Sedge (essentially a Pa Kettle replacement). He's working his way through a twenty years long relationship with Miss Bedelia Baines. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One of two Ma and Pa Kettle films made by Marjorie Main without Percy Kilbride who had retired from film making. See more »

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Follows Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) See more »

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Good family fun!
9 November 2005 | by (Angel City) – See all my reviews

I recently watched The Kettles In The Ozarks with my family and we had a wonderful time! This was the ninth movie in the Kettle series and I went in to it wondering how they were going to come up with anything novel in the ninth film of the series. Fortunately there are indeed some funny moments in this one and it's pretty darn good for a part nine. It certainly made us smile. The Kettles in the Ozarks is really an enjoyable little movie with plenty of cute, charming, and funny moments. I laughed out loud quite a few times. Pa's brother is a hoot and the inebriated animals made me almost bust a gut! No it's not an artistic masterpiece, but it is darn fun!


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