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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
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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)  »

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Alma Mater  »

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

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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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Heartwarming but still frank expose of "professional" college football.
16 September 1998 | by (Wolfsville, MD) – See all my reviews

This is one John Wayne movie with which I was not familiar and with which his biography barely deals. While often stock & predictable, it is truly a heart-warming movie which nevertheless contains a rather frank expose and indictment of the "professionalism" present in college football. When one considers that when the movie was made, college football was MUCH bigger than professional football, it is amazing that the movie is so realistic in this regard.


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