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3.5
369 Ratings

Going My Way

Directed by Leo McCarey
United States, 1944
Comedy, Drama, Music

Synopsis

Youthful Father Chuck O’Malley (Bing Crosby) led a colourful life 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, eventually winning over the ageing parish priest (Barry Fitzgerald).

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Going My Way Directed by Leo McCarey

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1945 | 7 wins including: Best Picture

1945 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1944 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Golden Globes (USA)

1945 | 3 wins including: Best Picture

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1944 | 3 wins including: Best Film

1944 | 2nd place: Best Actor

Critics reviews

McCarey inserts things at random, seems to forget about them, then returns to them and links them to other plot elements to solve problems or create fresh ones. It’s still not a very sophisticated story, but it has a little more design than at first appears.
December 24, 2017
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