Going My Way

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Going My Way ★★★½ 1944

A musicalcomedy about a progressive young priest assigned to a downtrodden parish who works to get the parish out of debt, but clashes with his elderly curate, who's set in his ways. Followed by “The Bells of St. Mary's.” Fitzgerald's Oscarwinning Supporting Actor performance was also nominated in the Best Actor category. ♫The Day After Forever; Swinging on a Star; Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra; Going My Way; Silent Night; Habanera; Ave Maria. 126m/B VHS, DVD . Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Rise Stevens, Frank McHugh, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall; D: Leo McCarey; W: Frank Butler, Frank Cavett, Leo McCarey; C: Lionel Lindon. Oscars ‘44: Actor (Crosby), Director (McCarey), Picture, Screenplay, Song (“Swinging on a Star”), Story, Support. Actor (Fitzgerald); Golden Globes ‘45: Director (McCarey), Film—Drama, Support. Actor (Fitzgerald), Natl. Film Reg. ‘04;; N.Y. Film Critics ‘44: Actor (Fitzgerald), Director (McCarey), Film.