The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
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 Demarest), and before long, Trudy's on-again, off-again boyfriend, hapless bank clerk Norval… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Mr. Sturges as author and director, is thoroughly up to his stinging style in this film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Six decades before Diablo Cody and Juno, Preston Sturges carried unplanned comedy to term."
‑ Rob Nelson,
" extremely dated and thoroughly mediocre piece of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Way ahead of its time Sturges comedy, great dialogue, plot"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Caustic and chaotic in the arch Sturges manner, it's probably his funniest and most smilingly malicious film."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ James Agee, The Nation
"One of Sturges' master works, this comedy turns upside down Hollywood's conventions of small-town life with original vision and crackling dialogue."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Sturges lets it all hang out, never passes over a joke and somehow manages to sustain the pace and quality."
‑ , Film4
"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."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Hilarious WWII comedy flirts with taboos."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"One of Preston Sturges' zanier films, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek begs the question: how did he get away with this?"
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The real miracle might be in how the amoral sexual content got by the Hays Office."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This is the master of subversion's most subversive work."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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