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Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 April 1953 (USA)
Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »

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Alice Singleton
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Father Burke
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Father Malone
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Carol Williams
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Anne Williams McCormick
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Harold McCormick
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Father Peterson
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Father Provincial aka Ed
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Father Procurator aka George
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Cardinal William Patrick O'Shea
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Stan Schwegler
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Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying to bring back to football respectability. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Wild, Wayne and Wonderful All The Way! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Alma Mater  »

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Trivia

James Dean has an uncredited part as a 'Football Spectator' in this film. See more »

Goofs

Steve says "Watermelon bottom and her daughter." The daughter was the one the kids called Watermelon bottom. See more »

Quotes

Steve Aloysius Williams: [the academic abilities of his newly recruited players has come into question] Why is it that the minute a boy with a fine physique enters college, his intellect is immediately suspect?
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Referenced in Remember the Titans (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Anthony's Alma Mater Hymn
(uncredited)
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits and at the end
Played often in the score
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Everyone deserves a second chance.
3 June 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a light hearted uplifting tale directed by the talented Michael Curtiz. John Wayne plays a divorced man trying to keep custody of his young daughter(Sherry Jackson)and at the same time regain his self- respect by coaching football at a small, money strapped Catholic college.

This sentimental yarn has an all star supporting cast that includes: Charles Coburn, Donna Reed, Leif Erickson, Dabbs Greer and Chuck Conners.


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