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Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Details


This sixth in the "Ma and Pa Kettle" series produced by Universal stars (as usual) Marjorie Main as Ma and Percy Kilbride as Pa. After a whirlwind international tour, the contest-winning rustics and their fifteen children return to their old farm. The eldest Kettle son (Brett Halsey) has a chance of winning a scholarship prize to a prestigious university, prompting the Kettles to try to impress a representative (Alan Mobray) of the magazine offering the scholarship. The magazine man is arrogant beyond belief, but a warm and fuzzy Christmas celebration humanizes the pompous visitor, so everything ends happily (after the expected slapstick finale, that is!) Considered the best of the "Kettle" series, Ma and Pa Kettle at Home is worth the admission price if only to hear the veddy British Alan Mobray say the word "Ma". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Marjorie Main
as Ma Kettle
Percy Kilbride
as Pa Kettle
Alan Mowbray
as Alphonsus Mannering
Alice Kelley
as Sally Maddocks
Brett Halsey
as Elwin Kettle
Ross Elliott
as Pete Crosby
Mary Wickes
as Miss Wetter
Oliver Blake
as Geoduck
Stan Ross
as Crowbar
Emory Parnell
as Bill Reed
Irving Bacon
as Mr. Maddocks
Whitey Haupt
as Henry Kettle
Edgar Dearing
as Perkins
Richard Eyer
as Billie Kettle
Rick Vallin
as Indian
Patrick Miller
as Teddy Kettle
Edmund Cobb
as Jefferson
Judy Nugent
as Betty Kettle
Virginia Brissac
as Mrs. Maddocks
Helen Gibson
as Ranch Wife
Coral Hammond
as Eve Kettle
Carol Nugent
as Nancy Kettle
James Flavin
as Motorcycle Cop
Guy Wilkerson
as Jones
Ken Terrell
as Indian
Hank Worden
as Indian
Tony Epper
as Danny Kettle
Gary Pagett
as George Kettle


Charles Lamont
Richard Wilson
Kay Lenard
Carl Guthrie
Joseph E. Gershenson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Herman Stein
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Leonard Weiner
Bernard Herzbrun
Production Designer