Going My Way

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Leo McCarey
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 7 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

[Sweeping instrumental music]

But, Father Fitzgibbon,

why do you want a new furnace?

Because, Mr. Haines, last winter,

in the month of November alone...

four of me parishioners

took to the bed with pneumonia.

That's too bad.

It's only by a miracle

that I meself pulled through.

It'll only cost $632.50...

complete with an automatic damper.

But, Father, I didn't come here

to put in new furnaces.

I think you ought to give him

his furnace, Dad.

It would warm people's hearts,

and maybe his collections would be bigger.

No, Son. Improvements are out.

Now, Father...

That was good.

What he said, that was good.

Well, he's new to our business.

Now, Father...

- No furnace?

- No furnace.

Now, Father, here's my business.

You owe the Knickerbocker Savings

and Loan Company...

five payments on this mortgage.

If they're not taken care of...

I'm afraid the Knickerbocker Savings

and Loan Company...

will have to take the necessary action.

Why don't you make it

the subject of your sermon next Sunday?

Tell it to your people.

"The Lord loveth a cheerful giver."

Oh, I can imagine meself

saying that in Mass next Sunday.

What a sermon that would be, Mr. Haines.

"The text of me sermon this morning...

"is taken from the mortgage...

"according to Mr. Haines...

"from the 1st to the 23rd clause."

- Very dull, you know.

- But that's your business. Keep it bright.

But seriously, Father,

we've made a bad loan...

and we want our money back.

- Well, you'll get it somehow.

- That's all I wanted to know.

Good day, Father. Come on, Son.


You can't foreclose.

Why, it just isn't being done.

I read up on it. There's never been

a Catholic church foreclosure...

- in the history of New York.

- There's always a first time, isn't there?

Don't you think you're being

a little harsh with him?

You've got to be.

Son, never loan money to a church.

As soon as you start to close in on them,

everybody thinks you're a heel.

- Well, aren't you?

- Yes.

Good morning. Could you tell me

where I'd find Saint Dominic's Church?

[Exclaims questioningly]

I'm looking

for St. Dominic's Church.


- I'm gonna work there.

- The new assistant?

And you can't even find the church.

Well, all I can say is, young man,

you're off to a mighty bad start.

What's your name?

Father O'Malley.

Charles Francis Patrick O'Malley.

What's yours?

Her name is Quimp!

Hattie Quimp!

You'll see a lot of her, you will.

At St. Dominic's,

she's a regular two-a-dayer.

Very religious, burns candles.

I could tell you plenty about them, too.

And if I did, they'd have

to leave the neighbourhood.

If you're looking for St. Dominic's, Father,

it's a block up and then to your left.

Thank you.

- Hello.

- Hello.

- How's things going?

- Terrible. They never hit one to me.

Watch right field for me a minute,

will you, Father?

- Sure.

- I got to run in the house.


BOY 1:
Hey, fellas,

the Father's gonna take my place.

BOY 2:
Okay, Father.

I got it! Got it!

Hurry up! Come on!


- What do you think you're doing?

- I'm the substitute right fielder.

You ought to be ashamed of yourself...

playing around with kids,

smashing people's windows.

A big grown-up man.

And a priest, besides.

- Hello.

- Still looking for St. Dominic's.

You just wait till I tell Father Fitzgibbon.

Look, you keep out of this, will you? Go on.

This is between him and me.

Honestly, I'm sorry

about the window.

Yeah, but being sorry don't fix it.

I intend to pay for it.

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