- Subtitles: English
- Rated: Unrated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 6, 2005
- Originally Released: 1944
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 09/06/2005
"Here is one of the comic masterpieces of the American cinema -- Preston Sturges's amiably blasphemous 1944 update of the Nativity story to a small town in postwar America."
Premiere - 11/01/2005
4 stars out of 4 -- "The result is still astonishing and hilarious."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/25/2012
"[D]irector Preston Sturges somehow slipped this wicked satire past the Production Code....A racy comedy masterpiece." -- Grade: A
Description by OLDIES.com:
One of Paramount's funniest films of the Forties is this Preston Sturges screwball classic starring Betty Hutton (The Greatest Show on Earth) and Eddie Bracken (Hail the Conquering Hero). Hutton is Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town gal who feels it is her patriotic duty to dance the night away with soldiers who are headed overseas. But after too many glasses of "victory lemonade," Trudy jitterbugs right into a chandelier - and awakens the next morning to find a mysterious wedding ring on her finger, and no recollection of her new "husband"! That's when she decides to find a quick, surrogate spouse and sets her sights on her lovelorn, childhood friend, Norval jones (Bracken). This frantic, audacious comedy hit landed Sturges a 1944 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Preston Sturges directs THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK, about Trudy Kockenlocker (Betty Hutton) a party girl who wakes up one morning to find she's married and pregnant, but she cannot remember who, of six possible American soldiers, is the lucky guy.
Essential Cinema |
World War II