Going My Way - The Complete Series - 30 Episodes!
DVD | Box Set
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
In this charming television series remake of the OscarTM winning 1944 film Going My Way starring Bing Crosby, dancer and actor Gene Kelly (American in Paris) takes on Crosby's role of Father O'Malley, a Catholic priest sent to St. Dominick's, a poor parish in New York City. There he teams up with Father Fitzgibbon (Leo G. Carroll), the elderly pastor of St. Dom's, and his housekeeper Mrs. Featherstone (Nydia Westerman). As luck would have it, Father O'Malley's boyhood friend Tom, played by none other than Dick York ( Bewitched ), runs a secular youth center in the neighborhood. The guest cast of Going My Way was impressive. Among the many stars who appeared were Anne Francis and George Kennedy (A Man for Mary), Eddy Bracken and Harry Morgan (Like My Own Brother), Jack Warden (Not Good Enough for My Sister), Kevin McCarthy (Ask Me No Questions), Beverly Garland (A Saint for Mama), and James Whitmore (Tell Me When You Get to Heaven), just to name a few. Fifty years after its first broadcast in 1962, Going My Way's light touch and big-hearted themes make it great entertainment for the whole family with great acting and stories that touch the soul with warmth, humor and drama, as life's inescapable situations unfold, and are resolved in surprising ways.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
These stories are slowly paced but good hearted and with depth, just not as much depth as I had hoped for. Still, with a TV series of the early 60s, it is probably as much as one could hope for.
Sadly, the quality of the media has suffered. The image is dark and grainy. The sound is distorted and muddy to the point that at times I had trouble following the dialogue. I've seen TV reproductions from years earlier than this that are in pristine condition, so it's a shame that this unique series has suffered so from the ravages of time.
I'll give the quality of the show a 4, but the quality of the media a 2, and average it out to a 3. This is the very rare TV role for Gene Kelly, so I can't recommend against getting this. Any dedicated Gene Kelly fan will probably find something positive here, even if he doesn't dance much. LOL I know I did.
I'm not sorry to have made the purchase, but I am disappointed in the quality of the DVD presentation.
This isn't only true of this show, it's true of "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Green Acres", "Gidget", Maybery RFD" Dobie Gillis" and about any other show from the time you can name. It's only later TV became obsessed with super violence, disturbing scenes, endless flirtations, pushing imaginary envelopes, and in general, reducing television, as with recent movies, to a series of special effects scenes edited together.
My advice? Cut the cable, pop in a DVD, and answer the implied question, "going my way?" resoundingly in the affirmative.