The New Pictures, Dec. 10, 1945

The Bells of St. Mary's (RKO-Radio) is Author-Director-Producer Leo McCarey's Ave-singing sequel to his highly successful and heavily Oscared Going My Way. Bells doesn't ring with quite as true a pitch. Even with Bing Crosby's lackadaisical agility, Bells somehow lacks its predecessor's style and grace. Most important missing ingredient: Barry Fitzgerald. Most important compensations: Ingrid Bergman and a five-year-old friend of McCarey's named Bobby Dolan.

In Father O'Malley's (Crosby's) new parish, Ingrid Bergman is the nun in charge of 'St. Mary's Parochial School. Sister Bergman's school is a firetrap. Rich old Mr....

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