The Frank Kilbride Show - Netflix

Frank is joined by a different celebrity guest on each show from the world of country music.

The Frank Kilbride Show - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-05

The Frank Kilbride Show - Ma and Pa Kettle - Netflix

Ma and Pa Kettle are comic film characters of the successful film series of the same name, produced by Universal Studios, in the late 1940s and 1950s. They are a hillbilly couple with fifteen children whose lives turn upside-down when they win a model-home-of-the-future in a slogan-writing contest. At the verge of getting their farm condemned, the Kettles move into the prize home that is different from their country lifestyle. After that, they are subjected to more unusual situations. Originally based on real-life farming neighbors in Washington State, United States, Ma and Pa Kettle were created by Betty MacDonald in whose 1945 best-selling novel, The Egg and I, they appeared. The success of the novel spawned the 1947 film The Egg and I starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray, also co-starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride as Ma and Pa Kettle. Main was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role. After the audiences' positive reaction to the Kettles in the film, Universal Studios produced nine more films, with Marjorie Main reprising her role in all and Percy Kilbride reprising his in seven. The films grossed an estimated $35 million altogether at the box office and are said to have saved Universal from bankruptcy.

The Frank Kilbride Show - Films - Netflix

Kilbride retired after making Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki due to an automobile accident, and the Pa Kettle character did not appear in The Kettles in the Ozarks. Arthur Hunnicutt played Pa's brother Sedgewick Kettle in that movie and in The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm, the last Kettle movie, Parker Fennelly played Pa Kettle. The ten Kettle films are: The Egg and I (1947) Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) a.k.a. The Further Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950) Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951) Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953) Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954) Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955) The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956) The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957)

Ma and Pa Kettle first appeared in supporting roles as neighbors in The Egg and I, starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert as a refined city couple who move to a rural chicken farm. Marjorie Main, a veteran character actress, played a hardy country woman in dozens of films, and so was a natural for the role of Ma Kettle. Main was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. After the success of The Egg and I, she and Percy Kilbride starred in their own series of Ma and Pa Kettle movies, which became box-office bonanzas for Universal Pictures, having earned an estimated $35 million for the entire series.

The Frank Kilbride Show - References - Netflix