The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

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  • Comedy
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Characteristically hectic Sturges amalgam of satire and slapstick, hitting out at such sacred cows as Momism and religion as it tells of the predicament of Hutton, a lively smalltown girl who finds herself pregnant after a drunken binge during which she married one of six unknown soldiers. Enter the stuttering oaf Bracken who loves her, to help out as stand-in father and watch agog as the town itself gets caught up in an inexorable whirl of chaos. 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, not least when the lady finally gives sextuplets.

Release details

Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Preston Sturges
Screenwriter: Preston Sturges
Cast: Brian Donlevy
Porter Hall
Diana Lynn
Betty Hutton
Akim Tamiroff
William Demarest
Eddie Bracken
Almira Sessions
Jimmy Conlin
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