Cinema: New Picture, Feb. 14, 1944

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Paramount) is a little like taking a nun on a roller coaster. Its ordinary enough subject —the difficulties of a small-town girl, pregnant, without a husband—is treated with the catnip giddiness to be expected from Writer-Director Preston Sturges (The Great McGinty, The Lady Eve). The overall result is one of the most violently funny comedies, one of the most original, vigorous and cheerfully outrageous moving pictures that ever came out of Hollywood. The picture also has its faults—both as fun and as cinema.

Morgan's Creek is the home town...

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