Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki

Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki is a 1955 American comedy film directed by Lee Sholem. It is the seventh installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle series starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride.

Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
Directed byLee Sholem
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Screenplay byJack Henley
Harry Clork
Elwood Ullman
Story byConnie Lee Bennett
Based onThe Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald
StarringMarjorie Main
Percy Kilbride
Music byJoseph Gershenson
CinematographyClifford Stine
Edited byVirgil Vogel
Distributed byUniversal-International
Release date
  • April 1955 (1955-04)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,500,000 (U.S.)[1]


In July 1952, the Kettles help out cousin Rodney Kettle in Hawaii with his pineapple business. Ma and Pa get acquainted with blue-blooded Mrs. Andrews who thinks the Kettles are the "lowliest" people she has met. This is Percy Kilbride's last appearance as Pa Kettle, and his final movie as well.



Although made in 1952, the film was not released for another 3 years, by which time the producer, Leonard Goldstein, had died.[2]


  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956
  2. ^ "Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki". AFI Catalog. Retrieved 2018-04-23.

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