Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town

views updated

Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town ★★½ 1950

Ma and Pa head off for New York City when Pa wins a jinglewriting contest, unknowingly leaving their brood in the care of on the lam mobster Mike, who asks the Kettles to deliver a package to his brother. This gets both the crooks and the cops trailing the hillbilly couple, whose backwoods ways are more than a match for any city slicker. 80m/B VHS, DVD . Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall, Charles McGraw, Ray Collins, Esther Dale, Ellen Corby, Barbara Brown; D: Charles Lamont; W: Martin Ragaway, Leonard Stern.