7.1/10
619
12 user 1 critic

Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 June 1951 (Argentina)
The Kettles leave their ultra-modern home and return to the country looking for uranium. Ma and Tom's mother-in-law, Mrs. Parker, fight over whether their grandchild will be raised "hygienically".

Director:

Edward Sedgwick

Writer:

Jack Henley (story and screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On the verge of being evicted from their run-down farmhouse, the large Kettle family is given a new, modern home after Pa wins a contest, but he is accused of plagiarizing his winning slogan by a jealous local woman.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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.

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, James Best
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Elwin Kettle might win a scholarship to an agricultural college. Essay contest judges Mannering and Crosby decide to choose between the two finalists by spending a weekend at the home of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Alan Mowbray
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Lori Nelson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards. He also gets in big trouble when he is given a letter to deliver to Adolph ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Ray Collins
The Egg and I (1947)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.

Director: Chester Erskine
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: Marjorie Main, Parker Fennelly, Gloria Talbott
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ma and the kids head back to the Ozarks for a visit with Pa's brother Uncle Sedge. He's working his way through a twenty years long relationship with Miss Bedelia Baines.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Marjorie Main, Arthur Hunnicutt, Una Merkel
Action | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Union Army deserter, Lt. Hewitt, trains a rag tag band of all-female homesteaders to defend themselves against a Comanche tribe on the warpath.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Hope Emerson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young rape victim tries desperately to pick up the pieces of her life, only to find herself at the mercy of a would-be rescuer.

Director: Jack Garfein
Stars: Carroll Baker, Ralph Meeker, Mildred Dunnock
Summer Stock (1950)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Main ... Ma Kettle
Percy Kilbride ... Pa Kettle
Richard Long ... Tom Kettle
Meg Randall ... Kim Parker Kettle
Ray Collins ... Jonathan Parker
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Elizabeth Parker
Emory Parnell ... Billy Reed
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Manson
Teddy Hart Teddy Hart ... Crowbar
Oliver Blake ... Geoduck
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucille Barkley Lucille Barkley ... (unconfirmed)
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ... (unconfirmed)
Verna Kornman Verna Kornman ... (unconfirmed)
Anne P. Kramer Anne P. Kramer ... (unconfirmed)
Edit

Storyline

Tom Kettle and his wife, Kim, and their baby, are happily living with his parents in their new home, until Kim's uppity parents from Boston come for a visit. They proceed to take over the rearing of the baby and the whole Kettle household , and Ma and Pa Kettle decide to move back to their ramshackle farm house. There, they discover uranium on their property, or think they did. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Back where the FUN began!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1951 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Chega de Encrencas See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This marked the final appearance of Richard Long as the eldest, and college educated, son Tom. In later films the character would be referred to in dialog but not seen. See more »

Goofs

When Jonathan Parker comes into the kitchen to get breakfast for his "ailing" wife, he goes over to the stove where Ma is cooking grits. A shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving on a pillar behind him. See more »

Quotes

Pa Kettle: Income tax? What's that?
Billy Reed: Well, income tax supports the government.
Ma Kettle: You mean, Pa and me's got to support all our kids and the government too?
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Tiger Rag
(uncredited)
Written by Nick LaRocca, Edwin B. Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, and Larry Shields
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
another installment of Ma & Pa Kettle
30 July 2009 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

One of the director's final films - Edward Sedgwick died two years after making this third chapter of Ma & Pa Kettle. In this one, after Kim, the daughter-in-law has a new baby, her snobby parents come to visit the Kettles in the fancy house that they had won in the first film. This also marks the first and last time I ever saw Marjorie Mains with her long hair down. Pa does a fun mathematics gag on the chalkboard, and on it goes. Ray Collins is Jonathan Parker - viewers will recognize Collins from the Perry Mason show, and the bazillion films he did in the 1940s. Also keep an eye out for a brief appearance by Harry Von Zell; in addition to all the voice-over work, he did numerous episodes on the "Burns and Allen" show. Swindlers try to buy the Kettles' old farmland when it turns out there's something valuable in it... (sound familiar...?) They do a good job of continuing the Kettle story, in spite of the fact that it has different writers. Fun way to spend about an hour and a half. A little more sadness and fighting in this one than the others, but still entertaining.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed