Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Poster

Release Date: 1952

G|1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
Lazy Pa (Percy Kilbride) and hard-working Ma Kettle (Marjorie Main) get set to compete in the Cape Flattery County Fair, where they are up against Birdie Hicks (Esther Dale), their old nemesis. The events include a harness race, for which Pa purchases a worn-down, out-of-shape mare named Emma, and a bread and jam contest that puts Ma's cooking skills to the test. The Kettles need the prize money to send daughter Rosie (Lori Nelson) off to college, but Birdie intends to win every competition.

Cast: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, James Best, Lori Nelson, Esther Dale

Director: Charles Barton

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: 1950s, Hilarious, Small town, Mother, Daughter, Lighthearted, Rivalry, Love