Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair

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Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Charles Barton
Produced by Leonard Goldstein
Written by John Grant and Jack Henley
Based on The Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald
Starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride
Cinematography Maury Gertsman
Edited by Ted J. Kent
Production
company
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • July 11, 1952 (1952-07-11)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,500,000 (US rentals)[1]

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Charles Barton. It is the fourth installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle franchise starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride.

Synopsis[edit]

Ma and Pa Kettle are trying to raise money to send their daughter Rosie to college, although the couple are unemployed and in debt. Pa deliberately walks in front of street traffic, hoping to win a monetary injury settlement, but only succeeds in causing a collision. Ma then decides to participate in contests at the county fair, and Pa buys Emma, an old tired horse, on credit for the Harness Race, promising to pay the owner later with Ma's fair prize winnings. Birdie Hicks tries her best to win all of the contests, but the Kettles are the ones who get the last laugh.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953

External links[edit]

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair on IMDb