#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Youthful Father Chuck O’Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy, but his level gaze and twinkling eyes make it clear that he knows he made the right choice. After joining a parish, O’Malley’s worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of kids looking for direction and handle the business details of the church-building fund, winning over his aging, conventional superior, Father Fitzgibbon.
Plot: Youthful Father Chuck O’Malley led a colorful 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.
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A Simple, Pleasant Movie Made More Memorable By Barry Fitzgerald
This kind of picture would normally just be a pleasant, upbeat movie worthwhile for casual viewing, but “Going My Way” is made more memorable by Barry Fitzgerald, who co-stars with Bing Crosby. There’s nothing wrong with Crosby, since he is his usual self, low-key and amiable, and he has a few chances to sing as well. But Fitzgerald and his character are what adds the depth to an otherwise fairly simple story.
Crosby is rather well-cast as a young priest, since his benevolent persona seems to fit rather well in the role. As his older, more inflexible colleague, Fitzgerald delivers one of his many fine supporting performances, and in this case he has much more room than usual to develop his character as the movie proceeds. He makes the rather crabby old priest both interesting and endearing, and the character provides a valuable balance to Crosby’s straightforward, well-meaning character.
The story is worthwhile, and though it is simple, the interplay between the two priests makes the rest of it work much better than it would have on its own. The somewhat episodic plot generally works well, and it provides many good moments, in addition to having some worthwhile thoughts to communicate.
Simple, wonderful and best of all, timeless…
Going My Way is just great, no doubt about it. By now, if you’re reading my review, you already know the players and the plot. I’m not sure if reviews are posted with the most recent first. However, I wanted to add my review because of just how powerful this movie is, even today. As a young girl, I grew up on these types of movies. I watched them and appreciate them, however, not as much as I do today, now that I am a mother of two little girls. I wanted to show them great films, for them to earn an appreciation of ‘a feel-good movie’ and I started with ‘The Song of Bernadette’. My follow up was ‘Going My Way’ and they loved it — so did my husband who had never seen it growing up. We’re 70s kids, by the way, and ‘Going My Way’ has timeless relevance. Quite the heady responsibility Fr. O’Malley has of turning things around at St. Dominic’s! However, with prayer, faith and determination, it is all possible. Fr. Fitzgibbons is so set in his ways that he’s not receptive to Fr. O’Malley (who unfortunately gets off to a bad start). In time, though, their friendship deepens and never once does Fr. O’Malley force his new role on the aging Pastor. The scene where, after visiting the bishop to initially have Fr. O’Malley removed, Fr. Fitzgibbons sits in a chair and tells of how, without needing so many words, he now understands the real reason that Fr. O’Malley was sent is very moving. There’s a lot of music in this film (perfectly fine when you have Bing Crosby in it!) and a bit of opera from ‘the Met’ — definitely got my kids asking about the particular opera they featured. I hope you will show these types of movies to your children, as I have now begun to. All the pieces come together and you can feel the segue to a ‘sequel’ in the last ten or fifteen minutes of the film. It personifies what putting the needs of others before your own truly means, and how God works in those ways will cause you to experience a wide range of emotions. Overall, this is a terrific film and tonight, we will watch the ‘sequel’, The Bells of St. Mary’s.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Director Leo McCarey
Writer Frank Butler (screenplay), Frank Cavett (screenplay), Leo McCarey (story)
Actors Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown
Awards Won 7 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,584.75 m (14 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm