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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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El milagro de Morgan Creek  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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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Emmy: If you don't mind my mentioning it, Father, I think you have a mind like a swamp!
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The Bell in the Bay
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Music and Lyrics by Preston Sturges
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There are 3 perfect comedy films that I never get tired of watching. In fact I HAVE to watch them each at least twice a year. One: The Bank Dick. Two: Bringing Up Baby. Three: Miracle of Morgan's Creek. Three wacky brilliant movies the like of which will never again be made. Preston Struges was at his peak here.


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