When I saw that this series from the early 1960's had been issued as a DVD set, I immediately ordered it. I really didn't remember much about it, but I'm a big fan of Gene Kelly, who never fails to disappoint. In this series, he brings his usual charm and easygoing personality to the role of Father O'Malley (the role Bing Crosby had made his own in the original film version). Leo G. Carroll is a surprise as the elderly pastor, Father Fitzgibbon. Who knew that he could take on an Irish brogue, dance a jig, and sing a delightful Irish tune? I didn't remember Dick York at all from the series when it was first on TV, but he is believable in the role of the youth center director (a role not in the film). I love this series for portraying a simpler time in a manner that just lets one sit back, relax, and enjoy. It's gentle and loving. How different from today's TV fare!