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 byCharles Lamont
Produced byRichard Wilson
Written byKay Lenard
Based onThe Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald
StarringMarjorie Main
Percy Kilbride
Music byJoseph Gershenson
CinematographyCarl E. Guthrie
Edited byLeonard Weiner
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • March 10, 1954 (1954-03-10)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.75 million (US and Canada rental)[1]


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.



Critical response

Film critic Leonard Maltin considers Ma and Pa Kettle at Home as "the best entry in the Ma and Pa Kettle series."[2]


  1. "1954 Box Office Champs". Variety. January 5, 1955. p. 59.
  2. "Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954) - Overview -". Retrieved 13 August 2013.

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