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Discussion of 'The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek' (1943)

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This third series of ‘Reproduction on Film’ charts changes in cinematic representations of pregnancy, childbirth and babies from the 1940s to the present day:

During World War Two, Hollywood’s patriotic duty was to shoot stirring dramas that celebrated America’s brave soldiers and honoured their loyal wives. This screwball comedy tweaks such stereotypes to tell the irreverent tale of Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town girl who awakens after an all-night party with vague memories of a wedding, finds herself pregnant, and finally gives birth to sextuplets. Introduced and with a discussion led by Antonella Palmieri (University of Lincoln):

This talk is part of the Reproduction on Film 3: Making Babies series.

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