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Ma and Pa Kettle

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The title couple and their enormous brood of bumpkins made their movie debut in the film version of Betty McDonald's humorous book (1947) where they appeared as supporting characters. Audiences found them funny and so the characters got their own long-running series of B movies. Ma and Pa Kettle is the first in that series and centers on the exploits of the impoverished hayseed family after Pa wins a contest by writing a jim-dandy slogan for a tobacco company. The Kettle's prize is a brand new, ultra...more

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