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Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | | 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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Harold McCormick
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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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Wild, Wayne and Wonderful All The Way! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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St. Anthony, for whom the school is named, is the patron saint of lost things. 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 »

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Steve Aloysius Williams: Oh, it's a fine game, football - noble game. Originated in England in 1823. An enterprising young man named William Weber Ellis - who studied for the ministry, by the way - found his team behind in a soccer game, so he picked up the ball, and ran through the amazed opponents for a thoroughly illegal touchdown. And that's how football was born - illegitimately. So, it moved to America where someone took advantage of a loophole in the rules, and invented a little formation called the Flying Wedge...
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Auld Lang Syne
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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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