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The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957)

 -  Comedy  -  10 May 1957 (USA)
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Ma and Pa do their bit to hook lumberman Brad Johnson up with spoiled socialite Sally Flemming. Ma teaches Sally how to behave like a hick so she'll be compatible with Brad.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marjorie Main ...
Parker Fennelly ...
Gloria Talbott ...
Sally Flemming
John Smith ...
Brad Johnson
George Dunn ...
George
Roy Barcroft ...
J.P. 'Jim' Flemming
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Pete Logan
Patricia Morrow ...
Bertha (as Pat Morrow)
George Arglen ...
Ricky Kelman ...
Elmer
Donald Baker ...
Abner
Polly Burson ...
Agnes Logan
Hallene Hill ...
Granny
Sara Taft ...
Clarabelle
Harvey B. Dunn ...
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Ma and Pa do their bit to hook lumberman Brad Johnson up with spoiled socialite Sally Flemming. Ma teaches Sally how to behave like a hick so she'll be compatible with Brad. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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America's Fun Famed Family In A Rural Riot Of LAUGHS!

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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 »

Quotes

Pa Kettle: George, you ever reckon on goin' in to another line of work?
George: What for? Nothin's more important than garbage. Show me a man without garbage and I'll show you a man who ain't eatin'.
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Follows Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) See more »

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Sad End to a Once Great Series
22 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was the final film in the "Ma and Pa Kettle" series and it was very painful to watch. The thing that made it so bad was not only the fact that Percy Kilbride was gone (he had left the series two films ago), but if you look at this film it to me is pretty much a remake of the film that introduced the world to the Kettles, "The Egg and I". Although Parker Fenelly does a decent job, he doesn't have the chemistry with Marjorie Main that Percy Kilbride did. Too bad that this series had to end on such a bad note, as the popularity of the Kettles would set everything up for such television favorites as "The Real McCoys" and "The Beverly Hillbillies".


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