The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 1944

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek finds director Preston Sturges at his most zanily subversive -- not to mention hilarious.

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In this wacky Preston Sturges comedy, the soldier-smitten Trudy Kockenlocker (Betty Hutton) discovers that she is both married and pregnant after a raucous troop send-off party. While she has no idea who her new husband is, her longtime admirer, Norval Jones (Eddie Bracken), seizes the opportunity to help. When Trudy's cop father (William Demarest) catches wind of the situation, however, wacky misunderstandings follow, with the well-meaning Norval on the wrong side of the law.

Cast & Crew

Eddie Bracken
Norval Jones
Betty Hutton
Trudy Kockenlocker
William Demarest
Constable Kockenlocker
Diana Lynn
Emmy Kockenlocker
Brian Donlevy
Gov. McGinty
Porter Hall
Justice of the Peace
Almira Sessions
Justice's wife (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin
Mayor (uncredited)
Charles Bradshaw
Original Music
Leo Shuken
Original Music
John F. Seitz
Cinematographer
Hans Dreier
Art Direction
Ernst Fegté
Art Direction
Stephen Seymour
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Critic Reviews for The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

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Audience Reviews for The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

  • Feb 18, 2020
    One of the craziest screwball comedies ever made. Preston Sturges appears to have pitted Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton in a contest to see which of them could be the most hysterical in any of their scenes together (spoiler, its always Bracken).
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2014
    Been waiting to see this for awhile, simply for it's rep. Imagine my surprise when I finally gleaned the subject matter. Betty Hutton is bored to tears by local swain, Eddie Bracken, but excited with the possibility of partying with soldiers who're spending their last night before going to war. And so she uses Bracken to get around her protective dad (William Demerest, who practically steals the show) dumps Bracken at a movie theater triple feature, and then proceeds to party it up with an entire regiment. I fully blame Sturges for this ... sad, sad, morally repellent, degenerative filth.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    Wow, this is a crazy, hilarious, remarkable movie, really worth watching. I highly recommend checking it out.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2008
    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. <i>*Note:</i> Betty Hutton is simply fantastic!
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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