Dec 22, 2009

Critics’ Picks Video: ‘Miracle of Morgan’s Creek’

(NYTimes) This week, A. O. Scott looks at Preston Sturges’s 1944 film “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek.” The comedy, about a woman who finds herself pregnant after a wild night at a party, includes “beautifully executed slapstick sight gags,” according to Mr. Scott.
With this film and others he made during World War II, Mr. Sturges cultivated a narrative formula: “the grimmer the reality, the sillier the response,” Mr. Scott says. Continued

This movie will be playing on TCM, December 29th at noon.