MA and PA Kettle
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First, the hillbilly husband and wife played by Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride are introduced in the all-time favorite barnyard comedy "The Egg and I" (1947), with Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. Then, the Kettle clan is about to be run out of their home until Pa wins "the home of the future" in a slogan-writing contest in "Ma ... more
Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride lead the hilarious backwoods brood to the county fair with hopes of winning some tuition money for their college-bound daughter in "Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair" (1952). Jim Backus co-stars. Next, the Kettles wind up in the middle of an espionage plot involving secret plans during a trip to Paris in ... more
After an auto accident forced series co-star Percy Kilbride to retire, Marjorie Main continued as Ma Kettle in the final two films. Main packs her brood up to visit hillbilly brother-in-law Arthur Hunnicutt and helps him deal with moonshiners in "The Kettles in the Ozarks" (1956). Una Merkel also stars. Then, Parker Fennelly takes over ... more
Five-disc set includes "The Egg and I," "Ma and Pa Kettle," "Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town," "Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm," "Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair," "Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation," "Ma and Pa Kettle at Home," "Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki," "The Kettles in the Ozarks," and "The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm."