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The working title of this film was Ma and Pa Kettle in New York. Some scenes in the film were shot on location in New York City. The story picks up where the previous "Ma and Pa Kettle" picture, the 1949 Universal film Ma and Pa Kettle (see entry above), leaves off, with Pa winning a trip to New York City. According to a July 13, 1949 news item in Hollywood Reporter, Marjorie Main was borrowed from M-G-M for the production. Hollywood Reporter news items add Ray Bennett, Boyd Davis, O. Z. Whitehead, Bert Freed, Carli Elinor, Nick Thompson, Stanley Blystone, George Adrian, Charles Morton and Rex Lease to the cast, but their appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. A August 17, 1949 Hollywood Reporter news item stated that Harry Antrim had been cast, but he was not in the released film. For additional information on the "Ma and Pa Kettle" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entries above for The Egg and I and Ma and Pa Kettle.