He also encounters a lad named Tony Scaponi (Stanley Clements), the leader of the gang that has been terrorizing the neighborhood, and turning that situation around becomes a priority on Father O'Malley's `to-do' list. I cannot imagine all the blessed movie audiences of those times and the tears streaming down their cheeks with love - as I have every time I view this masterpiece of goodness. WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT29. That scene, in fact, so powerful in it's simplicity, veritably sums up the sentiment of the entire movie.

Regrettably,the scene was not inserted into the final print. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. In Milwaukee it was first telecast 10 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Phoenix 11 June 1959 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Grand Rapids 6 August 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), in Detroit 23 September 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2) and in Seattle 6 November 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7); on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 26 November 1959, it enjoyed its initial airing in both Pittsburgh on KDKA (Channel 2) and in San Francisco on KPIX (Channel 5). ‘WINGS’ (1927) – Hollywood’s first (and only) ‘Best Production’.

Take the Quiz: Going My Way to a Great Movie. And how much clout did the Catholic Legion of Decency (CLOD) wield back then? Going My Way is a 1944 musical film directed by Leo McCarey, starring Bing Crosby.. Bing is Father "Chuck" O'Malley, a cheerful young priest sent to turn around the fortunes of St. Dominic's Church, a parish church in New York City. Based on a story by Leo McCarey, the film is about a new young priest taking over a parish from an established old veteran. Reviewed by Colin Jacobson: This DVD offers one very good movie - Holiday Inn - and one decent film - Going My Way.

Father O'Malley saw a woman in a window and asked for directions to his new parish. I rate this one 9/10. St. Dominic's isn't doing that well, with the church well behind on its mortgage payments and the mortgage holder threatening foreclosure. And Crosby does make it look easy-- which also makes it very real, striking a chord as perfect as the solutions to the problems he solves along the way. His work is not without obstacles and conflicts. The ludicrous scenario of creating the possibility for an actor to win two Oscars for a single performance was at last acknowledged by the Academy and the rules were changed forever after 1945. I believe a similar prank happened on the final day of shooting ‘Heaven Knows, Mister Allison’. Well, maybe, but even National Velvet had more going for it as a ‘feel good’ than the winner. He did precisely the same stuff in the sequel as he did in the original the year before, so the Academy brains trust probably felt they had to nominate him again to avoid looking stupid. Filmed in the Santa Monica Church near the beach in Santa Monica, California. The answer is a simple, frustrating one.

Fitzgerald won the Oscar in the supporting category but lost in the lead category to co-star Bing Crosby. And the final scene-- unexpected and extremely moving-- leaves no doubt about it. Average score for this quiz is 5 / 10. Use the HTML below. Drama, Certificate: Passed He called in a lot of chips. Quotes

In fact, as incredible as it may sound, he was never fortunate enough to even be nominated in his entire career, much less successfully. In the film, Father Fitzgibbons said he has been a priest for 45 years. The first ever film to have two actors win Academy Awards for their performances: The first film to win the Best Picture at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.

Is it possible that someone, somewhere, pressured and used their influence for the win? The first public showing, on 27 April 1944, was at 65 military locations, "from Alaska to Italy, and from England to the jungles of Burma..." (but mostly in Europe). Edit.

(1968), Amadeus (1984) and Chicago (2002). Ms. Stevens would not make her debut in this role at the Metropolitan until December 28, 1945.

“Going My Way” is often cited as a Christmas film, though Christmas isn’t highlighted until the tearjerker ending. Title:

Reluctantly, I watched it and wrote about it. Barry Fitzgerald was nominated by the Academy for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards for the same performance, for the same film, the only time this has happened. Fitzgibbon infers the bishop’s intent to put O’Malley in charge of the parish.

Leo McCarey based the Barry Fitzgerald character in part on the church's real (irascible) pastor, Msgnr. Although Barry Fitzgerald played a Catholic priest in this film--and several others--he was in real life not a Catholic but a Protestant. The first Best Picture Oscar winner to also win Best Original Song, which it won for: "Swinging on a Star". He does so from right to left when, apparently, the proper procedure is left to right. A few days later, however, another ‘Best Picture’ was screened, the 1944 winner, Going My Way. Filmed in St. Monica Catholic Church near the beach in Santa Monica, California. One of the highest grossing films in Paramount history.

Earned $16.3 million on its initial run, a huge amount for the time. I decided to see what the competition was like and, once again, I was stunned. All circumstances that are affecting in their innate humanity, and it's into this that McCarey taps directly with his story, and it's the reason for the success of his film. He did not have a single dramatic moment throughout and had nothing to do but speak quietly and sing a bunch of ballads, hardly a stretch for him.

He was successful in the Supporting race but lost out to Crosby for Best Actor. As filming wound down on The Bells of St. Mary’s, Crosby and Bergman asked Leo McCarey if they could complete one more shot, a prank aimed at the resident Catholic advisor on the set. If you look closely at the scenes in which the boys sing ‘Swinging on a Star’ with Crosby, you might notice Andy Williams among the singers. It’s a movie that tried very hard to be Mrs Miniver. Meanwhile, the Bishop has sent a young priest, Father Chuck O'Malley (Bing Crosby) to St. Dominic's to look into the situation, and very quickly the good Father finds that he has his hands more than full. Well, they filmed scenes for that movie inside the church rectory at Saint Monica's Catholic Church, located at 715 California Avenue, in Santa Monica. The year "Going My Way" was released, 1944, was the only season the Browns reached the World Series while in St. Louis. Looking for something to watch? The first film to win the Oscars for Best Film and Best Song. One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Then again, this story and the characters with which he is surrounded here are much richer and have much more definition than those of the sequel, and this film is much more emotionally involving. At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on 3 May 1954 with, One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.

Fr. Ludicrously, the ‘Bingo’ was nominated three times and won once. (Al Pacino received a Best Supporting Actor nomination and a Best Actor nomination for his role as Michael Corleone, but his nominations were for the first and second Godfather films, respectively.).

Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the 400 movies nominated for the Top 100 Greatest American Movies. Considered one of the centerpieces of the MCA/Paramount Film Library, it was initially telecast in Omaha Tuesday 11 November 1958 on KETV (Channel 7); it next launched the Paramount Collection in Minneapolis Monday 5 January 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11); its next telecasts took place in Toledo 7 January 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), and simultaneously Saturday 10 January 1959 in Los Angeles on KNXT (Channel 2), in Philadelphia on WCAU (Channel 10), in St. Louis on KMOX (Channel 4) and in Chicago on WBBM (Channel 2); its television premiere in New York City took place Sunday 25 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Asheville, North Carolina Sunday 22 March 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), launching the MCA/Paramount Library on those cities also. That's right. In the 1940s, the only comedy that won the Best Picture Oscar was Going My Way, directed by Leo McCarey.. But to avoid conflict, Fitzgibbon then asks the bishop to put O’Malley in charge, and then informs O’Malley of his new role. The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to be also nominated for Best Song, for 'Swinging on a Star". The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout. And that aside, how did Crosby and Fitzgerald win out over, for instance, Dana Andrews in Laura or Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson in Double Indemnity? The traditional Fitzgibbon is put off by O’Malley’s leisure activities, his golf-playing, and friendship with Father Timmy O’Dowd.

A few weeks after he won, he broke the head off his plaster Oscar while practicing his golf swing.

I watched that for the first time as well and it, too, left me flabbergasted. Banned in several Latin American countries because Bing Crosby wore a white shirt as a priest. The only film directed by Leo McCarey to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. In all sincerity, they were all more deserving than him. I watched that for the first time as well and it, too, left me flabbergasted. O’Malley describes his calling in life to “go his way,” which means to pursue the joyous side of religion, performing for them the song “Going My Way,” which he wrote. They looked stupid, anyway. Universal first released this one on DVD 2 November 1999 in tandem with Holiday Inn (1942), again, as a single, 6 February 2007, and again 11 November 2014 as one of 24 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Silver Screen Collection. Copyright © 2011 - 2020. I have a theory. 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. Barry Fitzgerald's double acting nominations for this film, for which he was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, are his only Academy Award nominations. Sent to take charge without `taking charge,' in deference to Father Fitzgibbon's tenure, Father O'Malley has his work cut out just trying to save the church; but that's not all he has to contend with. The year "Going My Way" was released, 1944, was the only season the Browns reached the World Series while in St. Louis. Who knows what machinations take place around Oscar time, Mike? Which leads me to the title of the movie itself.

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