Ma and Pa Kettle

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Ma and Pa Kettle ★★½ The Further Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle 1949

The hillbilly couple were supporting characters in “The Egg and I” but their popularity found them spun off into their own cornpone series. This first feature finds the couple and their 15 children about to be evicted only to have Pa win a tobacco slogan contest. The prize is a brand-new fully automated house whose futuristic contraptions get the better of Pa. 76m/B VHS . Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall, Esther Dale, Barry Kelley, Patricia Alphin; D: Charles Lamont; W: Al Lewis, Herbert Margolis, Louis Morheim.