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The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957)

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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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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10 May 1957 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This was the last film in the Ma and Pa Kettle series and the final feature film for Marjorie Main. 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 Back on the Farm (1951) See more »

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22 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved all of the Ma and Pa Kettle movies as a kid. I have not seen any for years but they bring back fond memories of lazy Saturday and Sunday afternoons watching wonderful old movies on television. This was, of course, when you had the roof top TV antenna and got 5 (6 if you were lucky)VHF stations and 2 to 3 UHF stations (those too young to remember UHF and VHF - do an Internet search!) While it is true the limited number of stations made programming limited as well it also allowed you to view gems like the Kettle movies - things today you would probably pass over without a second thought. Everyone should watch these movies. They will bring a smile to your face!


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