The Kettles On Old MacDonald’s Farm In this very last chapter of the Kettle family, again minus the original Pa Kettle, there are more mis-understandings than an episode of Three’s Company! The whole problem is that one of the Kettle sons wants to marry the local neighbor girl, but HER own father doesn’t approve (and it’s not for the usual reasons!) This series had pretty much run its course after all these films, and the writing is showing its age. Fewer funny jokes, a different Pa Kettle, and lack of big names in this one contribute to the effort of making it through to the end. There ARE a couple of subplots to keep us interested (a curious bear, the gossipy towns-folk, and the marriage that almost happens a couple different times.) Even the ending is a let-down…but you’ll have to watch it for your self. Directed by Virgil Vogel, who had also directed the Kettles in “Waikiki”. I’ve never seen this one on Turner Classic Movies, but it IS included on the “Kettle Family Collection” recently released by Universal Studios. This was Marjorie Main’s last film, and after a couple of TV series appearances, she retired completely.