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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

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This wild, once-controversial comedy stars Betty Hutton as Trudy Kockenlocker, a man-crazy single girl whose favorite pastime involves entertaining every visiting GI in town. One morning after a particularly wild night, Trudy labors under the apprehension that last eve, she'd married a soldier named Ratzkywatzky or something. Evidently something had happened that night, for soon Trudy discovers that she's pregnant. She hides this information from her bombastic policeman father (William

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Romance, Classics, Comedy

Sep 6, 2005

Paramount Home Video

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Done in the satirical Sturges vein, and directed with that same touch, the story makes much of characterization and somewhat wacky comedy, plus some slapstick, with excellent photography figuring throughout.

November 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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Caustic and chaotic in the arch Sturges manner, it's probably his funniest and most smilingly malicious film.

November 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Great verbal gags and non-sequiturs, fast-paced action, and a thorough irreverence for all things deemed respectable -- politicians, policemen and magistrates included -- make it a lasting delight.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Mr. Sturges as author and director, is thoroughly up to his stinging style in this film.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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I suspect that Sturges feels that conscience and comedy are incompatible. It would be hard for a man of talent to make a more self-destructive mistake.

August 30, 2012 Full Review Source: The Nation
The Nation

Hilarious WWII comedy flirts with taboos.

December 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Six decades before Diablo Cody and Juno, Preston Sturges carried unplanned comedy to term.

September 1, 2009 Full Review Source: minnpost.com
minnpost.com

One of Sturges' master works, this comedy turns upside down Hollywood's conventions of small-town life with original vision and crackling dialogue.

November 19, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of Preston Sturges' zanier films, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek begs the question: how did he get away with this?

December 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

...an extremely dated and thoroughly mediocre piece of work.

October 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Stands out for its sheer audacity of subject matter and its sustained emotional-roller-coaster effect: it's quite possibly the most high-strung movie ever made.

September 5, 2005
Groucho Reviews

The real miracle might be in how the amoral sexual content got by the Hays Office.

February 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Way ahead of its time Sturges comedy, great dialogue, plot

October 23, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Sturges lets it all hang out, never passes over a joke and somehow manages to sustain the pace and quality.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

This is the master of subversion's most subversive work.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Depends a little too much on the viewer's tolerance for Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton trying to out-mug and out-frenzy each other to be everyone's cup of tea.

August 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Miraculously mad masterpiece.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

If you enjoy films for their dialog, you are either a Preston Sturges fan or soon will be.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Glyphs Film Guide
Glyphs Film Guide

Audience Reviews for The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Wow, this is a crazy, hilarious, remarkable movie, really worth watching. I highly recommend checking it out.
October 17, 2010
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A daring, ahead of its time gem that thinly veils premarital sex and illegitimate pregnancy with a phantom marriage and bust-a-gut humor. A milestone in American comedy and a covert triumph for director Preston Sturges.

*Note: Betty Hutton is simply fantastic!
May 11, 2009
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