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The miracle of Morgan's Creek
(DVD)

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Published:
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2005.
Format:
DVD
Physical Desc:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating:
MPAA rating: PG.
Status:
Description
This wild, once-controversial comedy stars Betty Hutton as Trudy Kockenlocker, a man-crazy single girl whose favorite pastime involves entertaining every visiting GI in town. One morning after a particularly wild night, Trudy labors under the apprehension that last eve, she'd married a soldier named Ratzkywatzky or something. Evidently something had happened that night, for soon Trudy discovers that she's pregnant. She hides this information from her bombastic policeman father (William Demarest), and before long, Trudy's on-again, off-again boyfriend, hapless bank clerk Norval Jones (Eddie Bracken), gets tapped to be the father of the unborn child. He takes the assumed name Ratzkywatzky and poses as a GI (in a World War I uniform!). Unfortunately, this only leads to further complications. Disasters pile up thick and fast, and before long Norval is facing arrest on a variety of charges. Then the miracle of the title occurs. This vintage Preston Sturges farce plays so fast and loose with the censorial restrictions of mid-1940s Hollywood that critic James Agee was moved to comment that, "the Hays office must have been raped in its sleep." As usual, Sturges populates his cast with steadfast members of his stock company-- including, in guest roles, Brian Donlevy and Akim Tamiroff, the stars of his previous film, The Great McGinty. Originally filmed in 1942, Miracle was held from release for an inordinate period of time. The picture was remade (and considerably laundered) as the 1958 Jerry Lewis vehicle Rock-a-bye Baby. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Language:
English
ISBN:
1415713715
UPC:
097360431247

Notes

General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1944.
General Note
Special features: Preston Sturges and the Miracle of Morgan's Creek; Censorship: Morgan's Creek vs. the production code.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, John F. Seitz ; editor, Stuart Gilmore ; music, Leo Shuken, Charles Bradshaw.
Participants/Performers
Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest, Porter Hall.
Description
A small-town girl goes overboard with war-time patriotic zeal and marries a soldier she's only met once. He disappears after one night, then she thinks she's pregnant... but she just can't remember her husband's name.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language
Closed-captioned.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Sturges, P., Bracken, E., Hutton, B., Lynn, D., Demarest, W., & Hall, P. (2005). The miracle of Morgan's Creek. Hollywood, CA: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Preston. Sturges et al.. 2005. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. Hollywood, CA: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Preston. Sturges et al., The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. Hollywood, CA: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sturges, Preston., et al. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. Hollywood, CA: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2005. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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