Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home is a 1954 American comedy film directed by Charles Lamont. It is the sixth, and also most successful, installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle series starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride.
|Ma and Pa Kettle at Home|
|Directed by||Charles Lamont|
|Produced by||Richard Wilson|
|Written by||Kay Lenard|
|Based on||The Egg and I|
by Betty MacDonald
|Music by||Joseph Gershenson|
|Cinematography||Carl E. Guthrie|
|Edited by||Leonard Weiner|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$1.75 million (US and Canada rental)|
In December 1953, Ma and Pa head out again to their "old place" after they read their son's contest letter stating that two judges of National Magazine will evaluate the farm for the scholarship contest.
- Marjorie Main as Ma Kettle
- Percy Kilbride as Pa Kettle
- Alan Mowbray as Mannering
- Alice Kelley as Sally Maddocks
- Brett Halsey as Elwin Kettle
- Ross Elliott as Pete Crosby
- Mary Wickes as Miss Wetter
- Oliver Blake as Geoduck
- Stan Ross as Crowbar
- Emory Parnell as Billy Reed
- Irving Bacon as Mr. Maddocks
- Virginia Brissac as Mrs. Maddocks
- Richard Eyer as Billy Kettle
Film critic Leonard Maltin considers Ma and Pa Kettle at Home as "the best entry in the Ma and Pa Kettle series."
- "1954 Box Office Champs". Variety. January 5, 1955. p. 59.
- "Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954) - Overview - TCM.com". TCM.com. Retrieved 13 August 2013.