Cinema: New Picture, May 1, 1944

Going My Way (Paramount) goes the way of tons of Hollywood flesh this season: it is a religious picture (TIME, April 24). It is also one of the year's top surprises. It presents Bing Crosby as a Catholic priest, and gets away with it so gracefully that Crosby, the priesthood and the audience are equal gainers. It offers, in the performance of nutcracker-faced, 56-year-old Barry Fitzgerald, the finest, funniest and most touching portrayal of old age that has yet reached the screen. In so doing, it points the way to the great films which will be possible when Hollywood becomes...

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