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Trouble Along the Way (1953)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  4 April 1953 (USA)
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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 ... 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
Lester Matthews ...
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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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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4 April 1953 (USA)  »

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Alma Mater  »

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Trivia

The external scenes at the college were shot at Pomona College. The building where John Wayne calls to Donna Reed at he end of the film is the Hall of Music at Pomona. See more »

Goofs

Camera shadow crosses Anne and Harold on couch just before Steve enters room and catches them in clinch. See more »

Quotes

Steve Aloysius Williams: How'd you do last season?
Father Malone: We showed up for every game.
Steve Aloysius Williams: I'd say that was raw courage.
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Referenced in Remember the Titans (2000) See more »

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Mother Machree
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Music by Chauncey Olcott and Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Sung by the piano player at the bar
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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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