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Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 April 1953 (USA)
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
Douglas Spencer ...
Father Procurator aka George
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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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4 April 1953 (USA)  »

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Alma Mater  »

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1.37 : 1
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John Wayne did not get along with Donna Reed. See more »

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At the start of the first game, the PA announcer says that Santa Carla will defend the south goal. The Polo Grounds was an East-West stadium for football. See more »

Quotes

Steve Aloysius Williams: [Last lines] Welcome to the ranks of the unemployed, Father.
Father Burke: Only one of us. You'll be back here again next season.
Steve Aloysius Williams: Me?
Father Burke: Yes. Read the fine print in your contract. It says "If desired by the College, this agreement may be extended for twelve months."
Steve Aloysius Williams: I never saw that.
Father Burke: It's in Latin.
[the bell of the chapel clock tower strikes four. One clock face says 4:10, the other says 3:50. Father Burke looks at his watch]
Father Burke: Right on the dot.
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Referenced in Remember the Titans (2000) See more »

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The Notre Dame Victory March
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Music by Michael J. Shea
Played when Father Burke is taking down old yearbooks
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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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