Preston Sturges: The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Not rated, 101 min. Directed by Preston Sturges. Starring Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Brian Donlevy and William Demarest.
This is the master of subversion's most subversive work, a wartime romantic comedy built around a small-town sweetheart getting drunk and knocked up by a soldier she can't remember. Sturges covers himself by saying his heroine got married before she did the horizontal bop, but even so, the plot is a radical departure for the time. Read a full review of The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.No current showings of this film.