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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
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)  »

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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 »

Goofs

Although the movie is set at a college in New York, there is a California flag flying near the stadium when Steve first meets the football team. See more »

Quotes

Father Burke: You'll find the answer in Deuteronomy, Chapter 32, Verse 15.
[the other priests look at one another]
Father Burke: Well, well? Is there a Bible in the house, or do you have to go to a hotel?
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Auld Lang Syne
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Sung by the students outside the window
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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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