The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

  • Book Signing and Introduction

    Stuart Klawans was for many years the award-winning film critic for The Nation and is the author of the new book, Crooked, but Never Common: The Films of Preston Sturges. There will be a book signing tonight at 6:30, prior to the screening of The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek.


Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, William Demarest, Diana Lynn,

“A volcanically burgeoning small-town girl gets drunk and is impregnated by one of several soldiers, she can’t remember which. Her father, her younger sister, and her devoted 4-F lover do all they can to help her out. The result is a shambles, from which they are delivered by a ‘miracle’ which entails its own cynical comments on the sanctity of law, order, parenthood, and the American home. . . . Sturges tells his story according to a sound principle. . . . In proportion to the insanity and repressiveness of the age you live in, play the age as comedy if you want to get away with it” (James Agee).

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  • Preston Sturges
  • John F. Seitz
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 99 mins
  • Paramount Pictures