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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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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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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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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 »

Goofs

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

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Carol Williams: Steve says winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
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Referenced in Remember the Titans (2000) See more »

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Winning Isn't Everything, It's the only thing - John Wayne, Not Vince Lombardi
21 January 2005 | by (Fayetteville, GA) – See all my reviews

The quote "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" was actually a quote made by John Wayne in this 1953 film, "Trouble Along The Way". John Wayne does a fine job playing a college football coach, Steve Williams, who get's incorrectly caught up in a recruiting scandal. Sherry Jackson plays his daughter who idolizes him and demonstrates her excellent acting ability. I'm not a big football fan, but really enjoyed this film. Not only for the nostalgic look at the days when college football was fun and not the principal business of the university, but for the ethics that were around during that period of time.

Wayne makes the statement in the film many years before Vince Lombardi is credited with it.


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