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

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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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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 »

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Although the movie is set at a college in New York, there is a California flag flying near the stadium when Steve first meets the football team. 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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Some Sunday Morning
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome and Ray Heindorf
First tune played during the first restaurant scene
Second tune played during the second restaurant scene
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Offbeat, different, one of the Duke's best
15 July 1999 | by (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Perhaps because "Trouble Along the Way" is so unusual a film for John Wayne, I rank it among my favorites.

He is a little more down to earth in this one; there is no violence; there is humor.

There is also a superb cast, some of the finest players with whom the Duke ever performed.

I highly recommend "Trouble Along the Way," to everyone, but especially to anyone who isn't familiar with the wide range and great ability of John Wayne.


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