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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.

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

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

Pa Kettle: [filling in for the preacher] I don't know how to preach a sermon, I can't quote Scriptures, although I know all the words, I wouldn't know how to put them together, but I can speak from my heart. I can say how thankful I am that I have Ma and the kids, I'm thankful for the food we get and the clothes we wear. A lot of folks are always asking God for something instead of being thankful for what they got. I figure if He wants you to have it, it'll come to you because you deserve it. He gave us ...
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Connections

Followed by The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956) See more »

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A lot of fun.
23 June 2019 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

"Ma & Pa Kettle at the Fair" is a fun movie. This movie has more smiles than actual laughs (even though I did laugh-out-loud a few times) but that's okay. It has solid cast. Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride are both terrific. "Ma & Pa Kettle at the Fair" is a solid installment in the Ma & Pa series. Honorable mention: Pa's sermon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1952 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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