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The working title of this film was Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Paris. Universal borrowed Marjorie Main from M-G-M for the production. Danish actress Bodil Miller made her American feature film debut in Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation. Although a few stock footage images of Paris were included in the film, press materials state that the picture was shot on the Universal lot. Hollywood Reporter news items add Louis Tomie to the cast, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. For more information on the "Ma and Pa Kettle" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry for Ma and Pa Kettle in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50.