Directed by Preston Sturges • 1944 • United States
Starring Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn
Preston Sturges’s uproarious screwball riot pushed the Production Code to its limit with its taboo-testing treatment of sex, marriage, and small-town morals. After a wild night out on the town, GI-loving good-time girl Trudy Kockenlocker (Betty Hutton) finds herself married, pregnant, and with no idea who the father is. Enter the hapless Norval Jones (Eddie Bracken), a local 4-F boy with a yen for Trudy, who may be her ticket out of this jam . . . Packed with outrageous one-liners, double entendres, and wild slapstick gags, THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK finds Sturges at his most audaciously irreverent, leaving no sacred cow—from motherhood to religion—unskewered.