Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The bells of der bingle
The final installment of the Ingrid Bergman film series runs Wednesday evening at the Goldsmith Family Cinema at Wesleyan, featuring Bergman with Bing Crosby in Bells of St. Mary, the sequel to Going My Way.
Historically speaking, the film was made in a time when movies about Catholic priests were big box office - and Crosby's Father Chuck O'Malley wasn't performing any exorcisms. And, oh yeah, Bergman plays a nun (not like any nun who taught me).
The film will be introduced by Crosby historian Martin McQuade, who will hopefully talk about Crosby as one of America's finest singers, an innovative recording pioneer, and of course, as a popular actor.