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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.

Director:

Lee Sholem

Writers:

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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Although not released until 1955, this film was actually shot in 1952. 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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Follows Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950) See more »

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This is a funny movie
17 December 2005 | by mineralsSee all my reviews

Although this was the last movie that Pa Kettle was in it was a funny one. When Pa Kettle gets kidnapped and Ma starts looking for him it is so funny how after a while she is pulling the two wheeled cart that the local boy was once pulling her in. Then it gets really funny when both Ma and Pa meet that native lady and her husband who have 12 children. I think that native man and his wife are Hawaian versions of Ma and Pa because the Husband is as lazy as Pa Kettle and the Wife is as hard working as Ma Kettle. Plus the Children of the two native people match up to the 12 younger Kettle children because both sets of children have weapons to fight with. The Kettle Children have the Sling Shots to shoot with and the Hawaian children have things to trow coconuts with. This is one funny movie that should be watched over and over.


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