Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Charles Barton
Written by John Grant and Jack Henley
Starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride
Edited by Ted J. Kent
Distributed by Universal-International
Release dates
  • July 11, 1952 (1952-07-11)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,500,000 (US rentals)[1]

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Charles Barton. It is the fourth installment of Universal-International's Ma and Pa Kettle franchise starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride.


Ma and Pa Kettle are trying to raise money to send their daughter Rosie to college. Ma decides to participate in contests at the county fair, and Pa buys Emma, an old tired horse, for the Harness Race. Birdie Hicks tries her best to win all of the contests, but the Kettles are the ones who get the last laugh.



  1. 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair at the Internet Movie Database

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