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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by alfiehitchie

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When the St. Louis Browns lost Bing, the Cardinal got a good singer! See more »

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2 October 1944 (Brazil)  »

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Der Weg zum Glück  »

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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). See more »

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it was common custom at the time for opera singers to be classified as either soprano or contralto (alto). The term mezzo-soprano only gradually became more widespread from the 50s onwards. Now, of course, she is more correctly known as a mezzo-soprano, but in the 40s she would have been referred to as a contralto. See more »

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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.
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Silent Night, Holy Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
English lyrics anonymous
Sung by Bing Crosby with The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir
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Going A Wonderful Way
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Poignant and deeply moving best describe this Oscar winning film of 1944.

Progressive Priest, Father O'Malley, is sent to a run-down parish to improve things. There he meets the conservative priest, played in a memorable performance, by Barry Fitzgerald. The two will come into conflict.

O'Malley will deal with an abundance of church problems. He helps deprived children. His rendition of the songs Going My Way and Swinging on a Star is memorable. The latter won the best song of the year award.

As the loving fathers, both Crosby and Fitzgerald won Oscars in the best acting and supporting acting categories. Interestingly, Fitzgerald had been nominated for best actor as well.

The ending will not allow for a dry eye in the house. That is guaranteed.

There is poverty all around but love conquers that. O'Malley quietly leaving the parish for his next assignment is memorable as well.


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