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Going My Way

  • 1944
  • Leo McCarey
  • 120 mins
  • U

Summary

Oscar-winning musical drama starring Bing Crosby. An unconventional young priest tries to help a poor church and parish in New York.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Although writer/producer/director Leo McCarey bagged three Oscars for this effortless piece of Catholic whimsy, its enduring charm rests with the Oscar-winning performances of Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald (the last performer to be nominated in both acting categories for the same role). The sequences in which the inner-city urchins are transformed into angelic choirboys beggar belief, but the brisk by-play between the streetwise Father Crosby and the peppery Father Fitzgerald more than compensates. Crosby was later rewarded for his positive portrayal with a private audience at the Vatican. Presumably they weren't quite so enthusiastic about Linus Roache's role in the controversial Priest.

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Credits

Cast

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Father "Chuck" O'MalleyBing Crosby
Genevieve LindenRisë Stevens
Father FitzgibbonBarry Fitzgerald
Father Timothy O'DowdFrank McHugh
Ted Haines JrJames Brown (1)
Ted Haines SrGene Lockhart
Carol JamesJean Heather
Mr BelknapPorter Hall
Tomasso BozzaniFortunio Bonanova
Mrs CarmodyEily Malyon
Pee WeeGeorge Nokes
Officer McCarthyTom Dillon
Tony ScaponiStanley Clements
Herman LangerhankeCarl "Alfalfa" Switzer
Pitch PipeHugh Maguire
Mr Van HeusenGeorge McKay
Mr LilleyJack Norton
Mrs QuimpAnita Bolster

Crew

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DirectorLeo McCarey

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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