GOING MY WAY (Released to Theaters in the USA 1944)

Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì 

Going My Way, despite its age, still maintains its gentle entertainment value with its reliance on the laid-back acting skills of Bing Crosby in his role of the new administration priest of a Catholic church.  WOW! This is a wonderful film, beautifully written, and very much worth watching. Despite its reliance on Catholic themed settings, it has a universal storyline that serves all faiths well and has a message that is very much applicable and needful today. The film was released in black and white which actually adds to its peaceful presentation. Watch for Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer from the Little Rascals. He appears as a teen in the film. Barry Fitzgerald is a treat to see as Father Fitzgibbon. An interesting side-read to this movie is the real-life story of Adeline De Walt Reynolds, the woman who filled the role of the mother of Father Fitzgibbon. Her personal life story (Don't miss it) can be found on IMDb at this URL: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0212339/?ref_=tt_cl_i_14   

The movie has an outstanding supporting cast that includes actors Frank McHugh, James Brown and Gene Lockhart.

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A young Father is assigned the difficult challenge of strengthening a Catholic church that has multiple challenges. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Leo McCarey for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Leo McCarey for making the film possible. Cast includes Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Jean Heather, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, and Rise Stevens. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This softly kind and compassionate, very human story makes a wonderful film with good acting and presentation of story. No mechanization of human life as we realistically know it. The movie lives in our real world and presents ways to solve real world challenges in a very human way.

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