Going My Way (TV series)

Summary

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.[1] The series was cancelled after one season of 30 episodes.

Going My Way
Gene Kelly Going My Way television series 1962.JPG
Fred Clark and Gene Kelly in the episode "A Matter of Principle" (1962)
GenreComedy drama
Written byRichard Baer
Mark Weingart
Joe Connelly
Emmet Lavery
Directed byJoseph Pevney
Robert Florey
Alan Crosland, Jr.
Paul Stewart
StarringGene Kelly
Dick York
Leo G. Carroll
Nydia Westman
Theme music composerJack Marshall
Cyril Mockridge
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes30
Production
ProducerJoe Connelly
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesKerry Productions
Revue Studios
The My Way Company
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseOctober 3, 1962 (1962-10-03) –
April 24, 1963 (1963-04-24)
Chronology
Preceded byGoing My Way

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.

SynopsisEdit

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. Dick York, later of Bewitched, portrays a character not in the film, Chuck's boyhood friend Tom Colwell, the director of a secular neighborhood youth center. Also co-starring is Leo G. Carroll as the aging pastor, Father Fitzgibbon, portrayed in the film, by Barry Fitzgerald. Nydia Westman is Mrs. Featherstone, the housekeeper of the rectory, portrayed by Eily Malyon in the film, where the character is named Mrs. Carmody. Episodes focus on Father O'Malley's attempts to connect with the congregation and his relationship with the elderly Father Fitzgibbon.

Guest starsEdit

Episode listEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Back to Ballymora"Joseph PevneyStory by : Juanita Vaughn
Teleplay by : Emmet Lavery
October 3, 1962 (1962-10-03)

Co-Starring Will Kuluva as Mr. Remplevich, Russell Collins as Barney O'Dowd, Robert Emhardt as Joe Feeney.

cast Nydia Westman as Mrs. Featherstone, Argentina Brunetti as Mrs. Severino, Lauren Gilbert as Dr. Warnake, Jeff Pevney as The Boy.
2"The Crooked Angel"Joseph PevneyWilliam FayOctober 10, 1962 (1962-10-10)

Co-Starring Ralph Meeker as Jack Slade. cast Dennis Joel as Eddie Slade, J. Pat O'Malley as Healy, Edward Holmes as Nolan, Ralph Manza as Charlie, Celia Lovsky as Mother Gabriel. Herbie Faye as The Customer, Wally Young as Felix Slade, Frank Sully as The Golf Attendant and Phyllis Love as Sister Mary Mathew. and Willard Parker as Monsignor Joseph Francis Giblin.

Uncredited: Nydia Westman [Mrs. Featherstone]
3"The Parish Car"Joseph PevneyStory by : Joe Connelly
Teleplay by : Mark Weingart and Joe Connelly
October 17, 1962 (1962-10-17)

cast Nydia Westman as Mrs. Featherstone, Jerome Cowan as Tim Murphy, Virginia Christine as Mrs. Randall, Barry Kelley as Capt. Donovan, Gary Vinson as Bruce, Ken Lynch as Lt. Harris, Raymond Bailey as Rudy Blanchard.

Hugh Sanders as Murray Cranston, Peter Leeds as The Policeman, Harry Lauter as Frank, Johnny Eimen as Tim Wheelen, Eddie Hanley as The Clerk, Cy Malis as The Worker, Marian Morley as The Secretary.
4"The Father"Alex MarchStory by : Caryll Houselander
Teleplay by : Mark Weingart and Joe Connelly
October 24, 1962 (1962-10-24)

Co-Starring Arnold Moss as Mr. Fernandez. cast Nydia Westman as Mrs. Featherstone, Miriam Goldina as Aunt Teresa, Doug Lambert as Randy Simpson, Mary Field as Sister Agnes. Harry Ellerbe as The Man, Paul Langton as The Businessman, Kitty Kelly as The Middle - Aged Woman and Cliff Norton as The Taxi Driver. with Angela Dorian as Carmel.

Uncredited: Shep Houghton [bus depot clerk]
5"A Man for Mary"Joseph PevneyStory by : John Fante
Teleplay by : George Tibbles
October 31, 1962 (1962-10-31)

Guest Star Anne Francis as Mary Dunne. Co-Starring George Kennedy as Mike Lewis, Robert Strauss as Curt Meyers. cast Nydia Westman as Mrs. Featherstone, Connie Gilchrist as Mrs. Riordan, Chet Stratton as Orville Kelton, John Harmon as Bruno Martin, Raymond Cavaleri as Julius, Andrea Darvi as Angela, Judy Strangis as Maria, James Secrest as Stan Walker.

and Gerald O'Loughlin as Joe Bianchi.
6"Like My Own Brother"Robert FloreyRichard BaerNovember 7, 1962 (1962-11-07)

Co-Starring Harry Morgan as Al Everett, Paul Carr as Jerry Everett. with Nydia Westman as Mrs. Featherstone, Paula Winslowe as Anne, Melinda Plowman as Jane, Sam Weston as Jack Marcus, Bob Hopkins as The Policeman, George Spicer as The 1st Boy, Johnny Scoggins as The 2nd Boy, Dan Krohn as The 3rd Boy, Warren White as The 4th Boy. with Eddie Bracken as Danny Everett.

The opening credits start without a prologue.
7"Not Good Enough for Mary"Bernard GirardRichard BaerNovember 14, 1962 (1962-11-14)

Guest Star Jack Warden as Carl Wiczinski. Co-Starring Virginia Vincent as Mary Cipollaro, Al Ruscio as Jimmy Cipollaro.

cast Nydia Westman as Mrs. Featherstone, Angela Clarke as Mama Cipollaro, Anne Barton as Lois Cipollaro, Mike Ragan as The Driver.
8"A Matter of Principle"Fielder CookRichard BaerNovember 21, 1962 (1962-11-21)

Co-Starring Fred Clark as John Murphy. Cast Peter Helm as Frank Murphy, Nydia Westman as Mrs. Featherstone, Chris Warfield as Doctor Thornton, Simon Scott as Larry Raymond, George Furth as Lester, Kip King as Joey. Jerry Ziesmer as Fred, Charla Doherty as Harriet Hall, Jesse Kirkpatrick as Heath, Brad Morrow as Robert Stern, Scott Wells as Milton Blumenthal and Virginia Gregg as Margaret Murphy.

The end credits appear over a freeze frame image of the church's interior staircase, rather than over the standard filmed courtyard scene.
9"Mr. Second Chance"Allen ReisnerStory by : Robert Hardy Andrews
Teleplay by : Mark Weingart and Joe Connelly
November 28, 1962 (1962-11-28)

Co-Starring Dan Duryea as Harold Harrison. cast Nydia Westman as Mrs. Featherstone, Dorothy Green as Mrs. Harrison, Maggie Pierce as Marilyn Harrison, Willis Bouchey as Bill Fleming, Ross Elliott as Ken Hamlin, Steve Terrell as Tony, Frankie Darro as The Elevator Operator.

Uncredited: Bess Flowers, Ted Mapes [wedding guests]
10"Ask Me No Questions"Robert FloreyMark Weingart and Joe ConnellyDecember 5, 1962 (1962-12-05)

and Nydia Westman as Mrs. Featherstone. Co-Starring Kevin McCarthy as Ray Corbin. Joanne Linville as Nora Corbin.

with Roger Mobley as Michael Corbin, Mary Field as Sister Agnes, Nestor Paiva as Mr. Osborne, Allan Ray as The Man, Ralph Montgomery as The Postman, Jimmy Joyce as The Cab Driver.
11"Keep an Eye on Santa Claus"TBATBADecember 12, 1962 (1962-12-12)
12"A Dog for Father Fitz"TBATBADecember 19, 1962 (1962-12-19)
13"A Saint for Mama"TBATBADecember 26, 1962 (1962-12-26)
14"Tell Me When You Get to Heaven"TBATBAJanuary 2, 1963 (1963-01-02)
15"My Son the Social Worker"TBATBAJanuary 9, 1963 (1963-01-09)
16"My Memorial for Finnegan"TBATBAJanuary 16, 1963 (1963-01-16)
17"Don't Forget to Say Goodbye"TBATBAJanuary 23, 1963 (1963-01-23)
18"The Shoemaker's Child"TBATBAJanuary 30, 1963 (1963-01-30)
19"The Slasher"TBATBAFebruary 6, 1963 (1963-02-06)
20"One Small Unhappy Family"TBATBAFebruary 13, 1963 (1963-02-13)
21"Has Anybody Here Seen Eddie?"TBATBAFebruary 20, 1963 (1963-02-20)
22"Blessed Are the Meek"TBATBAFebruary 27, 1963 (1963-02-27)
23"Cornelius, Come Home"TBATBAMarch 6, 1963 (1963-03-06)
24"The Boss of the Ward"TBATBAMarch 13, 1963 (1963-03-13)
25"Run, Robin, Run"TBATBAMarch 20, 1963 (1963-03-20)
26"The Reformation of Willie Henratty"TBATBAMarch 27, 1963 (1963-03-27)
27"Custody of the Child"TBATBAApril 3, 1963 (1963-04-03)
28"Florence, Come Home"TBATBAApril 10, 1963 (1963-04-10)
29"Hear No Evil"Joseph PevneyRichard BaerApril 17, 1963 (1963-04-17)
30"A Tough Act to Follow"TBATBAApril 24, 1963 (1963-04-24)

Home mediaEdit

On December 6, 2011, Timeless Media Group released Going My Way: The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Levy, Claudia. "Song-and-Dance Man Gene Kelly Dies; Breezy, Athletic Style Graced Film Musicals of '40s and '50s", The Washington Post, February 3, 1996. Accessed November 2, 2008. "He won an Emmy in 1967 for his television production of Jack and the Beanstalk and appeared often on television, starring in one short-lived 1962 series, Going My Way, based on the Bing Crosby movie."
  2. ^ "Going My Way - the Complete Series - 30 Episodes!". Amazon.

External linksEdit

  • Going My Way at IMDb