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THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK

Friday, January 20
12:30   4:40   8:50

Thursday, January 26
12:30   4:50   9:10

Saturday, January 28
2:30

Thursday, February 2
6:35*

*Pre-recorded introduction by James Curtis, author of Between Flops: A Biography of Preston Sturges.

U.S., 1944
Written and directed by Preston Sturges
Starring Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest, Porter Hall
Approx. 99 min. DCP.


Cop's daughter Trudy Kockenlocker (Betty Hutton — who else?) comes back pregnant from a date with a soldier, but it's ok. She actually married... Ratsky-Watsky?! Splenetic dad William Demarest drags perennially hapless Eddie Bracken to the rescue, in Sturges' small-town version of the Immaculate Conception. James Agee said it was "like taking a nun on a roller coaster... one of the most violently funny comedies that ever came out of Hollywood."

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 “Like taking a nun on a roller coaster ride… one of Hollywood’s most violently funny comedies.”
– James Agee

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