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342 Ratings

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Directed by Preston Sturges
United States, 1944
Comedy, Romance


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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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Directed by Preston Sturges

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1945 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

National Board of Review

1944 | Winner: Top Ten Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1944 | 2nd place: Best Director

National Film Preservation Board

2001 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

Would you believe this heart-stoppingly bitter pill is pound-for-pound Sturges’s funniest film? His Shakespearian gift for inventing words (“…you talk as if I were swaffled or something!”) and utterly preposterous names (Trudi’s mystery spouse might be Private Ratzkiwatzki but she can’t quite remember) duke it out with the crepitating dialogue, endlessly game performances and precision slapstick for most winsome piece of the puzzle.
April 15, 2015
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Is the miracle of MIRACLE the most outrageous metatextual intervention since THE LAST LAUGH? Say nay if you must, but Sturges was his own genre, and whether he makes you chortle aloud or stare in disbelief, you are either way more than getting your money’s worth.
February 22, 2008
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