Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951)

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“Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm” is a 1951 American comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride. It is the third installment in the “Ma and Pa Kettle” film series.

The film follows the adventures of the Kettle family as they try to adjust to life on their farm after being away for a while. Ma and Pa Kettle (played by Main and Kilbride) are trying to make ends meet, but things get complicated when their old friend, George (played by Richard Long), shows up with his fiancee, Kim (played by Meg Randall).

Kim’s wealthy parents are opposed to the marriage, and George hopes that the Kettles can help him convince them that he’s a good match for their daughter. Meanwhile, Pa Kettle is busy trying to win a corn-growing competition with his giant ears of corn, and the family has to deal with a mischievous goat that keeps getting into their garden.

As the story unfolds, Ma and Pa Kettle do their best to help George and Kim, while also dealing with their own challenges on the farm. The film features a mix of slapstick comedy and heartwarming moments, as the Kettles navigate the ups and downs of rural life.

In the end, the Kettles are able to resolve their various problems and live happily ever after on the farm. “Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm” is a charming and entertaining film that will appeal to fans of classic comedy and rural Americana.

Edward Sedgwick

Jack Henley, Betty MacDonald

Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long

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