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Title The miracle of Morgan's Creek [videorecording] / a Paramount picture ; written and directed by Preston Sturges.

Publication Info. Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2005.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
Description 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Full screen DVD collection
Full screen DVD collection.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation.
Cast Eddie Bracken (Norval Jones), Betty Hutton (Trudy Kockenlocker), Diana Lynn (Emmy Kockenlocker), William Demarest (Constable Edmund Kockenlocker), Porter Hall (Justice of the Peace), Emory Parnell (Mr. Tuerck), Alan Bridge (Mr. Johnson), Julius Tannen (Mr. Rafferty), Victor Potel (Newspaper editor), "McGinty" [Brian Donlevy] (Governor McGinty), "The Boss" [Akim Tamiroff] (the Boss).
Credits Director of photography, John F. Seitz ; editor, Stuart Gilmore ; music, Leo Shuken, Charles Bradshaw ; art direction, Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegté ; costumes, Edith Head.
Event Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1944.
Audience MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Summary Flirtatious blonde Trudy Kockenlocker is disappointed that her father, gruff town constable Ed Kockenlocker, won't let her go to an army dance. She outwits him by getting nerdy Norval Jones--who's had a crush on Trudy since they were teenagers--to take her to the movies, so she can slip out to the dance. The soldiers spike the lemonade and Trudy dances with a number of GIs. During one boogie-woogie number, Trudy's energetic partner tosses her in the air, and she bangs her head on a chandelier, rendering her unconscious. When she wakes up, she discovers that she's wearing a wedding ring, and, a few weeks later, that she's pregnant. But who and where is the husband and father? Confiding only in her younger-but-wiser, wisecracking sister Emmy, she plans to get Norval to marry her. Norval is 4-F because of his extremely nervous condition, but he desires only two things in life: Trudy and to be in the army. Norval's willing to do anything to help her, but whatever Trudy asks him to do only makes things worse!
Contents Hold the presses -- Prettiest girl in town -- Out to the picture show -- Kiss the boys goodbye -- I can't remember -- Mrs. Ratzkiwatzki -- In terrible trouble -- What's the matter with bigamy? -- Ignatz -- Man and wife -- Under arrest -- Jailbreak -- Merry Christmas -- Surprise packages.
Note Special features: Preston Sturges and the Miracle of Morgan's Creek [featurette] (14 min.); Censorship: Morgan's Creek vs. the production code [featurette] (8 min.).
Language In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Subject Soldiers -- Drama.
Marriage -- Drama.
Pregnancy -- Drama.
Motherhood -- Drama.
Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Sturges, Preston, author of screenplay.
Bracken, Eddie, 1915-2002.
Hutton, Betty.
Lynn, Diana.
Demarest, William.
Hall, Porter, 1888-1953.
Parnell, Emory, 1892-1979.
Bridge, Al, 1891-1957.
Tannen, Julius, 1880-1965.
Potel, Victor, 1889-1947.
Donlevy, Brian.
Tamiroff, Akim, 1899-1972.
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Standard No. 097360431247
ISBN 1415713715
Music No. 04312 Paramount Home Entertainment

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