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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance, War | January 1944 (USA)
After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

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Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers, wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember--and she's pregnant. Norval Jones, the 4-F local boy who's been in love with Trudy for years, tries to help her find a way out of her predicament. Trudy complicates matters further by falling for Norval, and events snowball from there. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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The True Story of Trudy Kockenlocker, who kissed the Boys Goodbye... REGIMENT BY REGIMENT! See more »

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Comedy | Romance | War

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El milagro de Morgan Creek  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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When the film was released, it was such a huge hit, it was literally standing room only for many performances. See more »

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When Norval and Mr. Kockenlocker are sitting on the front porch talking, Mr. Kockenlocker is cleaning his gun. He has an automatic pistol, he cocks it to open the chamber for cleaning, and in the next scene he cocks it again. See more »

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Norval Jones: W-what was his first name?
Trudy Kockenlocker: You mean Ratzkywatzky?
Norval Jones: N-n-naturally.
Trudy Kockenlocker: Does he have to have a first name?
Norval Jones: Of course he has to have a first name. Everybody has a first name. Even dogs have first names, even if they don't have any last names.
Trudy Kockenlocker: Well, I don't know. I had an uncle named Roscoe.
Norval Jones: Roscoe, Roscoe, he eats them alive!
Trudy Kockenlocker: What?
Norval Jones: That - that's a snake eater's name.
Trudy Kockenlocker: Well, it was my uncle's name.
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The Bell in the Bay
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Music and Lyrics by Preston Sturges
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Screamingly funny farce
21 December 2000 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the most audacious comedies ever made in Hollywood, this is a screamingly funny satirical farce about the World War II homefront. Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken, Diana Lynn and William Demarest give phenomenal performances (Lynn is particularly funny as she keeps her composure while everyone else is cracking up around her), and Preston Sturges's writing and direction were never more frenetic and explosive. This is Sturges's most sustained comedy: he starts it in overdrive, and he never lets up. The movie would be exhausting if it weren't so hilarious.


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