Newlywed city girl Betty joins husband Jim in his dream of owning a farm. The couple begin raising chickens and getting advice from neighbors the Kettles. Maw Kettle is practical, Paw a bit... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Doris Rich Doris Rich ...  Maw Kettle / ... 3 episodes, 1952
John Craven ...  Jim 2 episodes, 1952
Pat Kirkland ...  Betty / ... 2 episodes, 1952
Grady Sutton ...  Jed Simmons 2 episodes, 1952
Frank Tweddell Frank Tweddell ...  Pa Kettle / ... 2 episodes, 1952
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Newlywed city girl Betty joins husband Jim in his dream of owning a farm. The couple begin raising chickens and getting advice from neighbors the Kettles. Maw Kettle is practical, Paw a bit shiftless and they have an alarming number of children. Written by rharlan58

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USA

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English

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3 September 1951 (USA) See more »

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CBS See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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This was CBS TV's highest rated afternoon serial, garnering much higher ratings than Search for Tomorrow and Love of Life. However, the network's inability to acquire a five-day sponsor doomed the show to cancellation. Proctor & Gamble sponsored the program one day a week, but CBS couldn't draw other backers despite a highly unusual last ditch ad campaign through the broadcast trade journal Variety, touting the serial's ratings. Perhaps the humorous slant of the serial put off sponsors versus the guaranteed success that Search's and Love of Life's melodrama offered. See more »

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

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