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|The Adventures of Ma Pa Kettle Vol 2 |
At the Fair / On Vacation / At Home / At Waikiki
Actors: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Alan Mowbray, Alice Kelley, Brett Halsey
Directors: Charles Barton, Charles Lamont, Lee Sholem
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
America's favorite country couple are back together again in a brand new collection featuring four of their all-time favorite films. Ma & Pa Kettle (Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride) continue to charm audiences with their ... more »
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The travels of Ma and Pa Kettle.
James McDonald | Southern California | 12/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How wonderful it is to have Ma & Pa Kettle movies on one DVD.
The first Ma & Pa Kettle films were: The Egg and I (1947), Ma and Pa Kettle (1949), Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950), Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951).
This volume contains the next four films in the series:
MA AND PA KETTLE AT THE FAIR (1952)
The Kettles try to figure out a way to send Rosie (Lori Nelson) to college. Ma (Marjorie Main) is going to enter the Bread & Jam event again at the County Fair. She also enters a horse race. Pa (Percy Kilbride) gets his chance to speak in church. That's James best as "Marvin Johnson".
MA AND PA KETTLE ON VACATION (1953)
Ma and Pa Kettle receive a special letter. Elizabeth (Barbara Brown) and John (Ray Collins) have sent them tickets to New York and Paris, France. The hometown Indians, Geoduck (Oliver Blake) and Crowbar (Teddy Hart) will take care of the 13 children. So off they fly to Paris. Unfortunatly, Ma and Pa get mixed-up in a kettle of trouble. They must deliver a letter to someone. There are two bad people that are after that envelope too before it gets to the police station. Ma and Pa will do the right thing and now they can help catch the spies, with surveilance provided.
MA AND PA KETTLE AT HOME (1954)
Judges are a comin' to town to award a child a scholarship. Whoever has the nicest looking farm and raises their kids in a good enviroment has the chance of winning. So the Kettles move back to the old farm for some quick fixin' up. The Kettles also have Christmas on the farm. Mary Wickes plays "Miss Wetter".
Ma and Pa Kettle At Waikiki (1955)
The temperature outside is arising and the clothes on the line are curling. Ma (Marjorie Main) prefers to use the washboard inside the washing machine to scrub the clothes. Some things in the modern home are just too new to her. The Kettles get an offer from Bob Baxter (Byron Palmer) to help cousin Rodney Kettle (Loring Smith) in Honolulu, Hawaii. And so they do with there adult daughter, Rosie (Lori Nelson), but without the other 13 kids.
Russel Johnson (Gilligan's Island 1964-67, 78,79,81) plays "Eddie Nelson". Fay Roope (Bewitched tv seires as "Mrs. Stevens") plays "Mrs. Andrews". This was Percy Kilbride's last film as "Pa Kettle". He died in a road accident on December 11, 1964.
The last two films,The Kettles in the Ozarks [VHS] (1956) and Ma & Pa Kettle: The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm [VHS] (1957) are only available on VHS."
Part 2 of a classic comedy series
Movie Mania | Southern Calfornia | 01/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Kettle's adventures continue in another four films. The DVD is double sided with two films on each side.
*** Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair: Rosie needs money to go to college. Ma Kettle decides to enter her jam at the fair to win money to send her but Birdie Hicks is determined to win the prize.
*** Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation - Ma and Pa go to Paris with the Parkers. Of course, Pa gets involved with international spies.
**** Ma and Pa Kettle at Home: Son Elwin applies for a scholarship at the agricultural college. But the college wants to see the farm that he described in his application. So the clan work together to do up the farm. Unfortunately, a rainstorm comes through and ruins most of the face lift.
***** Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki: Cousin Rodney calls for help from his big business tycoon cousin Pa Kettle. So Ma, Pa and Rosie set off for Hawaii. While there Pa meets the Hawaiian equivalents of the Kettles. Actually they make the Kettles look like amateurs! This is the best travel Kettle film.
With Volume Two that makes eight of the eleven films on DVD. When will Volume 3 come out? Let's have the complete set!
There will never be another Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride!
Great fun, Good Memories
Santeria | Tallahassee | 11/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a collection that took me back to the viewing of the TV edits of these films. Totally great if you love the Kettles. Very nice fare on a new 33 inch TV.
I must admit it is a little annoying that the 1:85:1 ratio is not retained for one film. It would be nice to see the original ratios.
The only problem I had with the double sided DVD is that the discs of this nature are not compatible with all DVD players. Worked best with the Philips DVP642 I bought recently. Great image, excellent transfer.
If you get this volume 2, make sure you get volume 1 ; great fun for fans of this series."
Before the Beverly Hillbillies were the Kettles
Michele | Roanoke, IL USA | 08/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These movies take me back to my childhood. I would watch them on the Sunday matinee on TV. I bought it on a whim and we love them. We have a 5 year old who is very handicapped and he loves to watch these films. He and my husband have spent the last 4 nights watching them over and over. It's so wonderful to watch something and not worry about language or violence."