The late Bill Paxton’s first movie finally sees the light of day — but not as intended

There’s no roadmap in filmmaking. The popular conception — that films are shot and edited basically according to the script — is something of a fallacy. Directors and editors might find that the story works better with assembling footage differently from how the writer assembled its words. Sometimes, the story changes entirely. Sometimes, you end up with Taking Tiger Mountain, the late Bill Paxton’s first-ever film, released this year for the first time on home video.

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek – 1943

This is a wonderfully hilarious and subversive little war-time farce! Please see it! Director/writer Preston Sturges’ previous successes and very intelligent writing allowed him to skate by the intricate web of Hays Censorship Code rules on American movie making.

IMDB: After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband’s identity.