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Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)

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.

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Charles Barton

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Martin Ragaway (story), Leonard Stern (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Main ... Ma Kettle
Percy Kilbride ... Pa Kettle
James Best ... Marvin Johnson
Lori Nelson ... Rosie Kettle
Esther Dale ... Birdie Hicks
Emory Parnell ... Billy Reed
Oliver Blake ... Geoduck
Russell Simpson ... Clem Johnson
Rex Lease ... Sheriff
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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1952 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ma and Pa Kettle at the County Fair See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ma Kettle was born in 1900. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Pa says that he and Ma have been married for 25 years. Later in the film, Ma says that they have been married for 30 years. See more »

Quotes

Ma Kettle: Pa, I always seem to be scoldin' you.
Pa Kettle: I know, Ma. You do all the barkin', but it's me that's always in the doghouse.
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Followed by Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954) See more »

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True Nostalgia...& harness racing too!!
15 June 1999 | by AgLawyerSee all my reviews

I grew up in a harness racing family. We spent summers racing at county fairs in the northeast. It seems that often harness racing doesn't get nearly the attention and credit that thoroughbred racing gets. And yet, harness racing is where it all started in this country. A true American Breed for a true American Sport. Thanks Ma and Pa Kettle for keeping harness racing in the public's eye; at least during the few times a year this film is broadcast.


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