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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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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 ... (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!

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Trivia

Fourth of eight films in which Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride portrayed Ma and Pa Kettle. 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

Ma Kettle: [about Elizabeth's choice of name for Tom's child] I bet she hangs around until after the christening to make sure the baby gets the name she wants.
Tom Kettle: What name does she want?
Ma Kettle: Jonathan.
Tom Kettle: But Kim and I had sort of decided on Thomas?
Ma Kettle: Well, she's decided different. She says, "Thomas is too ordinary, it has no character, no color."
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Connections

Follows Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiger Rag
(uncredited)
Written by Nick LaRocca, Edwin B. Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, and Larry Shields
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The one that used to lean against the wall when she barked.
20 July 2019 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Ma and Pa Kettle are back on the farm. In this film in the series, they are expecting their first grandchild. After fifteen children, Pa Kettle actually believed that he was going to be a father again when he looks for Mrs. Kettle at the hospital. They're are funny moments especially when we got Kim's parents coming to town. They're prim and proper and snobby. The film is my favorite so far in the series. Just love it when Kim's mother yells "Come and Get It."


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1951 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Chega de Encrencas See more »

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