Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation

Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation is a 1953 American comedy film directed by Charles Lamont. It is the fifth installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle series starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride.

Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Lamont
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Written byJack Henley
Based onThe Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald
StarringMarjorie Main and Percy Kilbride
CinematographyGeorge Robinson
Edited byLeonard Weiner
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 20, 1953 (1953-04-20)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2.2 million (US)[1]


In May 1953, Ma and Pa Kettle are invited, by their daughter-in-law Kim's parents, Jonathan and Elizabeth Parker, to a trip to Paris. Leaving the kids with an Indian babysitter, Ma and Pa head out to France on an airplane. Upon arrival, they get caught into a circle with a famous gang, that wants an envelope that is in Pa's possession.



  1. 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954

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