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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)



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A woman goes to a farewell party for soldiers going off to war. The next morning, she's drunk, married, and pregnant, but doesn't remember who her husband is. The incomparable Preston Sturges treads where other directors feared back in 1944 and miraculously gets away with it. Sturges milks the panic and desperation of the situation for all it's worth, turning into a fast-paced madcap comedy that's part screwball and part slapstick, with the usual Sturges undertones of social commentary. Eddie Bracken is the leading man, playing the shy straight arrow character that made him famous. Great fun.