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Going My Way (1944)

130 min - Drama, Comedy, Music - 15 May 1944
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Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley (Bing Crosby) led a colourful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish , O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, eventually winning over the aging, conventional Parish priest (Barry Fitzgerald).

Director:  Leo McCarey
Stars:  Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eily Malyon, Risë Stevens, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, William Frawley, Gibson Gowland, William Smith, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

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Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley (Bing Crosby) led a colourful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish , O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, eventually winning over the aging, conventional Parish priest (Barry Fitzgerald).



Tagline: When the St. Louis Browns lost Bing, the Cardinal got a good singer!

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Music

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  15 May 1944

Box Office

Revenue:  $16,300,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 10 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Bing Crosby {“Father O’Malley”} – WON
ACTOR — Barry Fitzgerald {“Father Fitzgibbon”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Barry Fitzgerald {“Father Fitzgibbon”} – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Lionel Lindon
DIRECTING — Leo McCarey – WON
FILM EDITING — Leroy Stone
MUSIC (Song) — “Swinging On A Star,” Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Johnny Burke – WON
BEST MOTION PICTURE — Paramount – WON
WRITING (Original Motion Picture Story) — Leo McCarey – WON
WRITING (Screenplay) — Frank Butler, Frank Cavett – WON


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