Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)

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When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs.


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  • Fans from around the world think “Ma & Pa Kettle” are hilarious, but “Billy" (J.P. Sloane) doesn’t agree even though “Pa” (Percy Kilbride) keeps him in stiches!
  • Percy Kilbride and Marjorie Main in Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)
  • Percy Kilbride and Marjorie Main in Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)
  • J.P. Sloane "Billy Kettle" and Percy Kilbride "Pa Kettle"
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Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Martin Ragaway (story and screenplay), Leonard Stern (story and screenplay)

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30 July 2009 | ksf-2
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Also released on April Fools Day, this next Ma & Pa Kettle flick has most of the same cast as the first. At the very end of first one, Pa had won a trip to the big city as part of a contest, and that's where this one picks up. It opens with Ma making breakfast, and there's a great joke with popcorn and pancakes... another funny is the Native American's plan to buy back Manhattan.... keep an eye out for Jim Backus as a thug in a smallish part, YEARS before he was Thurston Howell III, and Richard Long (Nanny & the Professor, died quite young). Dan Yowlachie, plays the neighbor "Crowbar" in this one as well; he was a Yakima Native American who was probably glad to do something other than Westerns, and was also an opera singer. In this picture, we flash back and forth between the Kettles chasing after those disappearing bags in NYC, then back to the crook babysitting the children back at the house. The plot is a little more complicated and disjointed than the first Kettle movie, but it all works out in the clothes-wringer! Good, clean cut fun with jokes and gags thrown into the cops and robbers story.

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