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Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | April 1955 (USA)
Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.

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Lee Sholem

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Jack Henley (screenplay), Harry Clork (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Main ... Ma Kettle
Percy Kilbride ... Pa Kettle
Lori Nelson ... Rosie Kettle
Byron Palmer ... Bob Baxter
Russell Johnson ... Eddie Nelson
Hilo Hattie Hilo Hattie ... Mama Lotus
Loring Smith Loring Smith ... Rodney Kettle
Lowell Gilmore ... Robert Coates
Mabel Albertson ... Teresa Andrews
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Fulton Andrews
Oliver Blake ... Geoduck
Teddy Hart Teddy Hart ... Crowbar
Esther Dale ... Birdie Hicks
Claudette Thornton ... Rodney Kettle's Secretary
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Storyline

Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.

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They're wackier that ever in Waikiki. (Newspaper ad). See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

April 1955 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The Schine Theatre circuit held the world premiere of this film in 50 of its theatres located in five states. See more »

Quotes

Bob Baxter: Say, I seem to be lost. Can you tell me where P.A. Kettle lives?
Birdie Hicks: P.A. Kettle?
Miss Pennyfeather: The only Kettles we know live down this street.
Bob Baxter: Is he the industrialist?
Birdie Hicks: If you call having children an industry.
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Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955) ***
13 May 2004 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

For all intents and purposes, this is the last "true" Ma and Pa Kettle film -- because it's the last to feature Percy Kilbride as Pa. As a last hurrah for Kilbride and Marjorie Main together, it's good fun and contains all the gags and charm that made the series so easy to like. Main is back to her rough and feisty self again as Ma, after acting a bit more refined in lesser recent offerings like AT THE FAIR and ON VACATION. There were a couple more Kettle movies to come (without Kilbride) but this one is a perfect way to end on a high note. Also features Lori Nelson (REVENGE OF THE CREATURE) as the Kettles' daughter. *** out of ****


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