Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Charles Barton. It is the fourth installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle series starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride.
|Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair|
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|Directed by||Charles Barton|
|Produced by||Leonard Goldstein|
|Written by||John Grant and Jack Henley|
|Based on||The Egg and I|
by Betty MacDonald
|Starring||Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride|
|Edited by||Ted J. Kent|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$2,500,000 (US rentals)|
Ma and Pa Kettle are trying to raise money to send their daughter Rosie to college, although the couple are unemployed and in debt. Pa deliberately walks in front of street traffic, hoping to win a monetary injury settlement, but only succeeds in causing a collision. Ma then decides to participate in contests at the county fair, and Pa buys Emma, an old tired horse, on credit for the Harness Race, promising to pay the owner later with Ma's fair prize winnings. Birdie Hicks tries her best to win all of the contests, but the Kettles are the ones who get the last laugh.
- 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953