Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Charles Barton. It is the fourth installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle series starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride.

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Barton
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Written byJohn Grant and Jack Henley
Based onThe Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald
StarringMarjorie Main and Percy Kilbride
CinematographyMaury Gertsman
Edited byTed J. Kent
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 11, 1952 (1952-07-11)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,500,000 (US rentals)[1]


Ma and Pa Kettle are trying to raise money to send their daughter Rosie to college, although the couple are unemployed and in debt. Pa deliberately walks in front of street traffic, hoping to win a monetary injury settlement, but only succeeds in causing a collision. Ma then decides to participate in contests at the county fair, and Pa buys Emma, an old tired horse, on credit for the Harness Race, promising to pay the owner later with Ma's fair prize winnings. Birdie Hicks tries her best to win all of the contests, but the Kettles are the ones who get the last laugh.



  1. 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953

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