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Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Movie Review Summary

Actors: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall, Ray Collins, Barbara Brown, Charles McGraw

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The Kettles win an all-expense trip to New York City in a contest. Chaos ensues. Someone has to watch the children. They get a hand from Mike Munger (McGraw) who promises to do them the favor in exchange for delivering an “empty” suitcase to his “brother.” It's stuffed with ill-gotten gain gangsters are trying to recover. There's more conflict when Tom Kettle (Long) and his new bride, Kim (Randall), try to help.
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The second in the series of Ma and Pa Kettle films, based on characters from the 1947 film “The Egg and I,” The series was exceedingly popular and reportedly helped the studio pay for many of its “A” list productions.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Comedy or Parody about    -   rednecks! How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dangerous Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   ignorant small town people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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