The Kettles in the Ozarks

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The Kettles in the Ozarks
Directed by Charles Lamont
Produced by Richard Wilson
Written by Kay Lenard
Based on The Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald
Starring Marjorie Main
Arthur Hunnicutt
Music by Joseph Gershenson
Cinematography George Robinson
Edited by Edward Curtiss
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • April 1956 (1956-04)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.3 million (US)[1]

The Kettles in the Ozarks is a 1956 American comedy film directed by Charles Lamont. It is the ninth installment of Universal Pictures Ma and Pa Kettle franchise starring Marjorie Main and introducing Arthur Hunnicutt as Sedge, Pa's brother who lives in the Ozarks, replacing Percy Kilbride as Pa.


With Pa out of the way, Ma and the kids head out to help Pa's brother Sedgewick with his farm in Mournful Hollow, Arkansas. Things get tighter when a couple of bootleggers rent Sedge's barn to manufacture moonshine. With Ma and the kids, the bootleggers get their pay.


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  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957

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