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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
Tom Tully ...
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
Douglas Spencer ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Quotes

Mike Edwards: [Mike won't offer Steve or Father Burke any financial credit for purchasing football equipment] It's no dice, Steve. We don't give credit to busted schools. Those boys of yours will have to play in their underwear.
Steve Aloysius Williams: Michael, my own, I wouldn't do that if I were you.
Mike Edwards: Why not?
Steve Aloysius Williams: When I was buying a hundred grand worth of equipment a season, I was a pretty big man around here. Got ten percent off. Of course I had to kick five percent back to somebody in this outfit. And I'm sure the boss doesn't know ...
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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
(uncredited)
Music by H.R. Bishop
Played when Steve and Carol are packing to leave
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very nice, heart-warming little film
2 February 2002 | by (warren michigan) – See all my reviews

One of the unknown minor masterpieces of Curtiz, and a very fine, well modulated performance by John Wayne.Its probably the best-and the frankest-film about college football ever put on the screen.Its rich in human interest and well acted by all the principals.


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