The Kettles in the Ozarks

The Kettles in the Ozarks is a 1956 American comedy film directed by Charles Lamont. It is the ninth installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle series starring Marjorie Main and introducing Arthur Hunnicutt as Sedge, Pa's brother who lives in the Ozarks, replacing Percy Kilbride as Pa.

The Kettles in the Ozarks
Directed byCharles Lamont
Produced byRichard Wilson
Written byKay Lenard
Based onThe Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald
StarringMarjorie Main
Arthur Hunnicutt
Music byJoseph Gershenson
CinematographyGeorge Robinson
Edited byEdward Curtiss
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 1956 (1956-04)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.3 million (US)[1]


With Pa out of the way, Ma and the kids head out to help Pa's brother Sedgewick with his farm in Mournful Hollow, Arkansas. Things get tighter when a couple of bootleggers rent Sedge's barn to manufacture moonshine. With Ma and the kids, the bootleggers get their pay.


See also


  1. 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957

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