Going My Way

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Going My Way Review


What's the point of this? Unsure, but in 1944 Bing Crosby dancing and prancing -- as a priest -- must have been a welcome respite from the War. Best Picture? Wow. They had cynics back then, didn't they? Father O'Malley (Crosby) prefers a baseball jersey to his priest's cloth, but more than anything the man loves to sing. Countless excuses (including an urchin's boys' choir) arise to allow for said singing, despite the curmudeonly oversight of Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald). Other sappy movies of the era (It's a Wonderful Life comes to mind) have held up over the years. Going My Way, sadly, has not.


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Run time: 126 mins

In Theaters: Monday 2nd October 1944

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Production compaines: Paramount Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Fresh: 15 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

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Starring: as Father Chuck O'Malley, as Father Fitzgibbon, as Father Timothy O'Dowd, as Ted Haines Jr., as Ted Haines Snr., as Carol James, as Mr. Belknap, Fortunio Bonanova as Choir, Eily Malyon as Mrs. Carmody, The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir as Choir, Risë Stevens as Genevieve Linden, Adeline De Walt Reynolds as Mrs. Molly Fitzgibbon (uncredited), William Frawley as Max Dolan - the Publisher (uncredited), as Parishioner (uncredited), William Smith as Choir Member (uncredited), Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer as Herman Langerhanke (uncredited)

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