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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)
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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)
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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>

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Back where the FUN began!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1951 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Chega de Encrencas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Even though J.P. Sloane received no on screen credit for his role as "Billy Kettle" in this film, he is probably the one most remembered portraying that part in the series. Notwithstanding the "Official Kettle Family Portrait" Director Ed Sedgwick insisted that the young Sloane be the only child used exclusively for publicity pictures promoting this film. 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

Elizabeth Parker: What name have you decided to give the child?
Kim Parker Kettle: Well, we sort of thought we'd name him after his father.
Elizabeth Parker: Thomas? Oh, but, my dear, Thomas is such an ordinary name, it has no... no character, no color.
Ma Kettle: Thomas Jefferson's name was Thomas!
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Followed by Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) See more »

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Tiger Rag
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Written by Nick LaRocca, Edwin B. Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, and Larry Shields
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Fertile Ground for the Kettle Family
5 July 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm" has lucky hillbillies Marjorie Main (she's Ma) and Percy Kilbride (he's Pa) digging for uranium on the old homestead, which doesn't turn out to be as rich in laughter as were their previous two films. Funnier is the fact that eldest son Richard Long (as Tom) and pretty wife Meg Randall (as Kim) deliver the first Kettle grandbaby. Seeing the Kettles in their first delivery room, after fifteen births, is a highlight. Too bad this was the last appearance of Mr. Long and family. Also amusing are clashes with more uppity in-laws Barbara Brown and Ray Collins (as Elizabeth and Jonathan Parker). And, erstwhile Emory Parnell (as Billy Reed) does well in his semi-regular role.

****** Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (5/10/51) Edward Sedgwick ~ Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Emory Parnell


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