The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Preston Sturges (1943)

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Writer/director Preston Sturges was one of Hollywood's greatest satirists and this blistering comedy is one of his best films. But, considering its controversial (for the time) subject matter, the real miracle was that the film was allowed to be made in the first place. Sturges thumbed his nose at the Hays Office (administrators of the film censorship code) to deliver a fast-paced story about a girl (Betty Hutton) who finds herself pregnant after attending a GI party and has no idea who the father is. There's terrific interplay between Hutton and Eddie Bracken, as the sometime boyfriend who agrees to help Hutton with her dilemma, and top-notch support from William Demarest, Diana Lynn and Brian Donlevy.


A girl attends an all-night party for soldiers heading off to war, and wakes up the next morning to find she is pregnant - and has no idea who the father is. Comedy, starring Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken and William Demarest.

Cast & Crew

Norval Jones Eddie Bracken
Trudy Kockenlocker Betty Hutton
Emmy Kockenlocker Diana Lynn
Officer Kockenlocker William Demarest
Jacob Woodson, Justice of the Peace Porter Hall
Mr Tuerck Emory Parnell
EL Johnson Al Bridge
Mr Rafferty Julius Tannen
Governor McGinty Brian Donlevy
Boss Akim Tamiroff
Director Preston Sturges
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service Ltd