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Going My Way Overview:

Going My Way (1944) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Leo McCarey and produced by Leo McCarey and Buddy G. DeSylva.

Going My Way was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2004.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorBing CrosbyWon
Best ActorBarry FitzgeraldNominated
Best Supporting ActorBarry FitzgeraldWon
Best CinematographyLionel LindonNominated
Best DirectorLeo McCareyWon
Best Film EditingLeroy StoneNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Johnny BurkeWon
Best WritingLeo McCareyWon
Best WritingFrank Butler, Frank CavettWon
Best PictureParamountWon
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Going My Way (1944)

By Beatrice on Nov 17, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Going My Way Directed by Leo McCarey Written by Frank Butler and Frank Cavett; story by Leo McCarey 1944/USA Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental While certainly not the best picture of 1944 (my own award will almost certainly go to Double Indemnity), this is a very enjoyable come... Read full article


Going My Way

By Alyson on Feb 15, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Going My Way is the prequel to The Bells of St. Mary’s, which I have already reviewed here.  From experience, I can say that it makes no difference if you see them in the correct order, in fact they were not even written in the order of their theatrical appearance.  However, if you enjoy one you wil... Read full article


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Father Chuck O'Malley: Hail, Alma Mater, thy time-honored halls shall echo with our praise till we die; and round our hearts are the ivy-covered walls of East St. Louis High.


Father Fitzgibbons: A golf course is nothing but a poolroom moved outdoors.


Father Fitzgibbons: ...And I gave him my blessing
Father Chuck O'Malley: And he gave you the bird?


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Barry Fitzgerald was nominated by the Academy for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards for the same performance, the only time this has ever happened. He won the Oscar in the supporting category but lost in the lead category to co-star Bing Crosby (This is no longer possible under Academy guidelines.) Due to wartime metal shortages, Fitzgerald received a plaster Oscar (instead of a gold one) for his performance. A few weeks after he won, he broke the head off his plaster Oscar while practicing his golf swing.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 3, 1954 with Barry Fitzgerald reprising his film role.
Although Barry Fitzgerald played a Catholic priest in this film--and several others--he was in real life not a Catholic but a Protestant. Several times during this film when he is "crossing" himself he does it wrong, going from right to left instead of from left to right.
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