Catch Bing Crosby film at Issaquah depot Saturday

May 13, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 6 p.m. May 13, 2011

Washingtonian Bing Crosby is the focus as the popular Films @ the Train Depot series returns Saturday.

“Going My Way” kicks off the latest series at the historic Issaquah Train Depot.

Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald star in the classic musical drama about singing Father O’Malley (Crosby), sent to take over aging and cantankerous Father Fitzgibbon’s (Fitzgerald) parish.

The film earned the Academy Award for Best Picture and a half dozen other Oscars. “Going My Way” — released in 1944 — also features the song “Swinging on a Star.”

“High Society” plays at the depot June 11. “The Country Girl” completes the Crosby series July 9.

The films start at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture.

Since the program launched in October 2009, Films @ the Train Depot! has featured series of train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.

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