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Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation

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Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Lamont
Written byJack Henley
Based onThe Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
StarringMarjorie Main
Percy Kilbride
CinematographyGeorge Robinson
Edited byLeonard Weiner
Music byHerman Stein
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 20, 1953 (1953-04-20)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2.2 million (US)[1]

Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation is a 1953 American comedy film directed by Charles Lamont. It is the fifth installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle series starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride.


In May 1953, Ma and Pa Kettle are invited, by their daughter-in-law Kim's parents, Jonathan and Elizabeth Parker, to a trip to Paris. Leaving the kids with an Indian babysitter, Ma and Pa head out to France on an airplane. Upon arrival, they get caught into a circle with a famous gang, that wants an envelope that is in Pa's possession.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954

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