The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

This wartime film is set in a small town called Morgan’s Creek.  It tells the story of an over patriotic young woman (Betty Hutton), who while attending a farewell party for some soldiers, becomes intoxicated and marries one of ‘the boys’.  The next day he’s gone and she can’t remember his name or where they got married.  More complications arise when she realizes that’s she going to have a baby.  She gets help from her sister (Diana Lynn) and her ever faithful friend (Eddie Bracken).

This film expertly mixes comedy and drama and was nominated for best original screenplay.  It was written and directed by Preston Sturges.

1hr. 38min.

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