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January 8, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
(1942/1944 / b&w / 99 min.) This series of the films written and directed by Preston Sturges screens every Tuesday in January at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion led by your host. Tonight's host is Jan Ostrom. Should you bring the kids? Well, this film is pretty racy by 1940's standards, but today Common Sense Media thinks it's appropriate for 12 and up.
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Free, sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries.
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6:30 p.m. Eureka Library Classic Film Series, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The soldier-smitten Trudy Kockenlocker discovers that she is both married and pregnant after a raucous troop send-off party. While she has no idea who her new husband is, her longtime admirer, 4-F local boy Norval Jones, tries to help her find a way out of her predicament. Then Trudy’s policeman father catches wind of the situation. Starring Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton. Written and directed by Preston Sturges.

The original film poster boasts that 'here's the funniest picture ever made!'   
Written and directed by Preston Sturges.
The Miracle
of Morgan's Creek

The Miracle of Morgan's
The poster also claims that this is the 'true' story of Trudy Kockenlocker, who kissed the boys goodbye regiment by regiment (it's not, it was dreamed up in the fertile mind of Preston Sturges.) Eddie Bracken and  Betty Hutton star in Paramount's miracle of mirth.  

Films written and directed by Preston Sturges.

Tues. Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m.  The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
- hosted by Jan Ostrom.

Tues. Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.  The Palm Beach Story
- hosted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

Tues. Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m.   The Great McGinty
- hosted by Bob Doran

Tues. Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.    Hail, the Conquering Hero
- hosted by Gabrielle Gopinath

Note: the film poster images for this series are all copyright Paramount Pictures, and are used here in accordance with the contract allowing the library to hold a public showing of the films.