Country of origin United States
Final episode date 24 April 1963
Number of episodes 30
First episode date 3 October 1962
Number of seasons 1
|Written by Richard L. Bare
Malcolm Stuart Boylan|
Directed by Fielder Cook Robert Florey Joseph Pevney
Starring Gene Kelly Leo G. Carroll Dick York Nydia Westman
Theme music composer Jack Marshall Cyril J. Mockridge
Network American Broadcasting Company
Cast Gene Kelly, Dick York, Leo G Carroll, Nydia Westman, Steve Terrell
Similar Bewitched, Wagon Train, The Real McCoys, Bachelor Father, The Farmer's Daughter
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Going My Way is an American comedy-drama series starring dancer and actor Gene Kelly. Based on the 1944 film of the same name starring Bing Crosby, the series aired on ABC with new episodes from October 3, 1962 to April 24, 1963. The program was Kelly's first and only attempt at a weekly television series. The series was canceled after one season of thirty episodes.
The series was produced by Revue Studios (now Universal Television), as parent company MCA owned the rights to the original film through its subsidiary, EMKA, Ltd., which in 1957 bought Going My Way and many other pre-1950 sound feature films from Paramount Pictures.
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Kelly stars as Father Chuck O'Malley, a Roman Catholic priest who is sent to St. Dominic's Parish located in a lower-class section of New York City. Leo G. Carroll co-starred as the elderly pastor, Father Fitzgibbons, the Barry Fitzgerald role in the film. Dick York, later of Bewitched, portrayed Chuck's boyhood friend, Tom Colwell, the director of a secular neighborhood youth center. Nydia Westman played Mrs. Featherstone, the housekeeper of the rectory. Episodes focus on Father O'Malley's attempts to connect with the congregation and his relationship with the elderly Father Fitzgibbons.
The failure of the series to enter a second season is usually attributed to its competition, particularly The Beverly Hillbillies. Going My Way was also scheduled opposite the final season of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis on CBS and the last third of James Drury's 90-minute western, The Virginian, on NBC. Aired at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesdays, Going My Way followed the western series Wagon Train on the ABC schedule. The program itself was followed on ABC by the sitcom, Our Man Higgins, starring Stanley Holloway, Frank Maxwell, and Audrey Totter.
On December 6, 2011, Timeless Media Group released Going My Way: The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.