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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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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 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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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Alma Mater  »

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Sherry Jackson's character Carol issues the quote "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing!", which many years before became indelibly associated with Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s. 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 »

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Steve Aloysius Williams: Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing
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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
Played when Steve and Carol are packing to leave
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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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