In a fit of insomnia, I was up flipping channels around 1 am this morning. I ended up watching the movie “Angels with Dirty Faces” with James Cagney. Awesome movie all around. The fact that the movie is something like 70 years old notwithstanding, the postiive depiction of Father Connelly was refreshing. And Cagney was awesome too.
Can anybody else suggest some movies regardless of age, but some modern ones would be good, that depict Priests in a positive light? I can’t think of any recent movies that come close. I remember seeing the Bells of St. Marys with Bing Crosby years ago. And the story of Boys Town but I think they watered down the fact the founder of boys town was a catholic priest. I would like to keep some movies with positive images of priests for my boys to see.
Last question for those who saw Angels, who thinks Rocky Sullivan faked his death house fear for Fr. Connelly and who thinks he really turned yellow? I think he did it for Connelly.