Preston Sturges' 1943 comedy THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK makes most modern film comedies look feeble by comparison. It's the farcical story of how Betty Hutton spends a night out with a soldier and wakes up next day married but can't remember a thing about it. Then finds she's pregnant. How she copes with the news, with the help of her hapless and long-standing boyfriend Eddie Bracken, makes for a high-speed joyously exuberant film. Sturges' direction is brilliant. He's wonderful at handling crowd scenes and packing the frame with people. The pace of the film is exhausting. There's a very witty script, lots of gags and great performances from Hutton and Bracken whose energetic personalities are absolutely right for the farcical material. What the 'miracle' of the title is it would be churlish to reveal. See the film and find out. I can imagine that this film would have been a very welcome diversion in the midst of the War. Recommended.