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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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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
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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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Wild, Wayne and Wonderful All The Way! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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4 April 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alma Mater  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

The film's original title was "Alma Mater". See more »

Goofs

When Father Burke first announces his intention to solve the school's financial crisis, he says that his plan is in "Deuteromony" (rather than Deuteronomy), chapter 32, verse 15, a mispronunciation unlikely for a seasoned cleric. Additionally, when the others look it up, they read a paraphrase of an excerpt only, not the whole verse. See more »

Quotes

Steve Aloysius Williams: What do you know about love? I think love is watching your child go off to school for the first time alone... sitting beside a sick kid's bed waiting for the doctor, praying it isn't polio... or that cold chill you get when you hear the screech of brakes, and know your kid's outside on the street some place... and a lot of other things you get can't get out of books, 'cause nobody knows how to write 'em down.
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Referenced in Remember the Titans (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Anthony's Alma Mater Hymn
(uncredited)
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits and at the end
Played often in the score
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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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