Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
|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|
|Box office||$2,175,000 (US rentals)|
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.
- Marjorie Main as Ma Kettle
- Percy Kilbride as Pa Kettle
- Richard Long as Tom Kettle
- Meg Randall as Kim Parker Kettle
- Charles McGraw as Shotgun Mike Munger
- Jim Backus as Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers
- Elliott Lewis as Detective Sam Boxer
- Bert Freed as Dutch, Third New York Henchman
- Hal March as Det. Mike Eskow
- Uncredited players in minor roles include Leon Belasco, Stanley Blystone, Bess Flowers, Maurice Gosfield, Teddy Infuhr, Sherry Jackson, Larry Keating, Douglas Kennedy, Rex Lease, Peter Leeds, John Marley, William Newell, Eugene Persson, J.P. Sloane (Billy Kettle) (Bill Olan Soule, Willard Waterman, James Westerfield and Chief Yowlachie
The film was originally called Ma and Pa Kettle Go to New York. Filming started 8 August 1949 in New York.
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1950', Variety, January 3, 1951
- 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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