Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Release Date - Mar 10, 1954 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This sixth in the "Ma and Pa Kettle" series produced by Universal stars (as usual) Marjorie Main as Ma and Percy Kilbride as Pa. After a whirlwind international tour, the contest-winning rustics and their fifteen children return to their old farm. The eldest Kettle son (Brett Halsey) has a chance of winning a scholarship prize to a prestigious university, prompting the Kettles to try to impress a representative (Alan Mobray) of the magazine offering the scholarship. The magazine man is arrogant beyond belief, but a warm and fuzzy Christmas celebration humanizes the pompous visitor, so everything ends happily (after the expected slapstick finale, that is!) Considered the best of the "Kettle" series, Ma and Pa Kettle at Home is worth the admission price if only to hear the veddy British Alan Mobray say the word "Ma".

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large-family, scholarship, college, prize, son, family, rain, visit, finalist, home, magazine, winner, farming, weekend