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Pa (Franklin Kettle, played by Percy Kilbride) is a gentle, slow-speaking, slow-thinking and lazy man. His only talents appear to be avoiding work and winning contests. Ma (Phoebe Kettle, played by Marjorie Main) is a robust country woman with a potato sack figure, raucous, more ambitious and smarter than Pa, but not by much, and can easily be fooled. She is content with her role as mother to fifteen rambunctious, mischievous children on their ramshackle farm in rural Cape Flattery, Washington state. Because she has so many children, Ma Kettle sometimes gets their names confused. A misspelled sign "Be-ware of childrun" is posted in front of the farmhouse to warn unwanted visitors of hurled rocks, projectiles from slingshots, pea shooters and other missiles from the rowdy and unpredictable Kettle brood.In the first film of the series, Ma and Pa Kettle, the family moves into a modern home with numerous electronic gadgets that Pa has won in a tobacco slogan writing contest. As the series continued, various reasons were devised to have the family relocate to the "old place", sometimes for extended periods of time.Much of the comedy is cornball humor arising from preposterous situations, such as Pa being mistaken for a wealthy industrialist ("P.A. Kettle" in Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki, 1955) or being jailed after he accidentally causes race horses to eat feed laced with concrete (Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair, 1952).The Ten Kettle films are:1. The Egg and I - 19472. Ma and Pa Kettle - 19493. Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town - 19504. Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm - 19515. Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair - 19526. Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation - 19537. Ma and Pa Kettle at Home - 19548. Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki - 19559. The Kettles in the Ozarks - 195610. The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm - 1957These Movies are on DVDr Discs and ship in Paper media sleevesfree shipping to US customers onlywe will replace any defective discs!!