Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town

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Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Charles Lamont
Written by Martin Ragaway, Leonard Stern
Starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride
Distributed by Universal-International
Release dates
  • April 1, 1950 (1950-04-01)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,175,000 (US rentals)[1]

Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town is a 1950 American comedy film directed by Charles Lamont. It is the second installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle franchise starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride.


After winning the house-of-the-future Ma and Pa are content. Until they receive a notice stating that they have won a contest from the Bubble-Ola Company, and the prize - a free all-paid trip to New York City. Ma tells Pa that they can't go because they have no one to look out for the kids. Meanwhile, famous bank robber Shotgun Munger crashes and drives into the Kettle Farm. Pa comes along and greets him, after a long conversation Munger tells Pa that he can stay and watch over the kids (he was trying to hide from the police). So, Ma and Pa Kettle go to New York City and get in contact with their daughter-in-law Kim and their son Tom.




The film was originally called Ma and Pa Kettle Go to New York. Filming started 8 August 1949 in New York.[3]


  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1950', Variety, January 3, 1951
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  3. ^ CHASE STORY SOLD TO PROSER, NASSER: 'Shadow of a Hero' May Go Before Cameras Ahead of 'High Button Shoes' By THOMAS F. BRADYSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 30 July 1949: 8.

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