Monday, March 10, 2014

"Going My Way" (1944)

Ingrid Bergman, "Going My Way," 1944.
 I've been really interested lately in comedies from the 1940s.  While rarely as funny as the liberating screwball films of the 1930s, they often have a sly social aspect that make them more than just escapist fantasies.

"Going My Way," from 1944, is one of those films.  It deals with a number of social issues, including the beginning of the "teenager problem" that came after World War II; it also asks a lot of the wealthier members of society at a time when everyone was already making big sacrifices for the war effort.
Bing Crosby, "Going My Way," 1944.

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