Preston Sturges: THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK
|Starring||Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton and Diana Lynn|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
Here, in his heyday, Sturges was the most courageous, confrontational nutball the studio system would ever encounter. The writer/director was a tornado of productivity, fearlessly (and uproariously) assaulting Hollywood executives and international audiences with every taboo he could lay his mitts on.
And no project of his ever started monocles spinning like THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK, where he set his WWII-era sights on the home front, dropping comedic bombs of casual sex, teen pregnancy, bigamy and general banana-peel insanity. Betty Hutton plays Trudy Kockenlocker (ahem...), who comes home from a night of carousing with a bun in the oven, much to the dismay of her spastically furious father (the gut-busting William Demarest) and her would-be beau, played by the lovable, owl-faced Eddie Bracken.
Come witness the work of a filmmaking genius at the tip-top height of his prodigious powers, and exit the theater with a bellyful of earth-shaking yuks!