The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 5, 1944
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

TIME Magazine

The overall result is one of the most violently funny comedies, one of the most original, vigorous and cheerfully outrageous moving pictures that ever came out of Hollywood.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Dick Fiddy
Radio Times

Writer/director Preston Sturges was one of Hollywood's greatest satirists and this blistering comedy is one of his best films.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Mr. Sturges as author and director, is thoroughly up to his stinging style in this film.

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James Agee
The Nation

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Caustic and chaotic in the arch Sturges manner, it's probably his funniest and most smilingly malicious film.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Sturges' no-holds-barred comic cristicism of American Forces abroad is still challenging and funny.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Hilarious WWII comedy flirts with taboos.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
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… More
Aj V
Wow, this is a crazy, hilarious, remarkable movie, really worth watching. I highly recommend checking it out.
Randy Tippy
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… More