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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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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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The football game scenes were filmed at the Polo Grounds in New York, which at the time was the home field of the NFL's New York Giants. See more »

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Tailback, number 11 throws his first pass left-handed; remaining passes thrown right-handed. See more »

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Steve Aloysius Williams: Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing
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The Notre Dame Victory March
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Music by Michael J. Shea
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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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