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Ma and Pa Kettle

Ma and Pa Kettle theatrical poster
Directed by Charles Lamont
Written by Al Lewis (writer), Betty MacDonald (characters)
Starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride
Studio Universal International Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) April 1, 1949
Running time 76 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by The Egg and I
Followed by Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town

Ma and Pa Kettle is a 1949 comedy film directed by Charles Lamont, and is the sequel of The Egg and I, centering on the supporting characters in The Egg and I, Ma and Pa Kettle.


Ma and Pa Kettle have lived in a broken-down ramshackle farmhouse for twenty-five years in rural Cape Flattery, Washington. The Kettles' arch-nemesis, Birdie Hicks, organizes a town-council meeting to condemn the Kettles' garbage dump farm.

Pa Kettle enters a contest to win a house-of-the-future by writing a slogan for the King Henry Tobacco Company. During the council meeting, Alvin, the town's mailman, comes in with a letter declaring Pa Kettle the winner of the contest. Mayor Dwiggins is delighted and cancels the meeting to deliver this notice to Pa. All of the council members arrive at Ma and Pa's farmhouse, but they are greeted by the Kettle children who attack them with slingshots and toy guns. Ma comes out and calls Pa, but all Pa wanted was a new tobacco pouch.


External links

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Internet Movie Database


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