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Trouble Along the Way (1953)

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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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Michael Curtiz

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Melville Shavelson (screenplay), Jack Rose (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Steve Aloysius Williams
Donna Reed ... Alice Singleton
Charles Coburn ... Father Burke
Tom Tully ... Father Malone
Sherry Jackson ... Carol Williams
Marie Windsor ... Anne Williams McCormick
Tom Helmore ... Harold McCormick
Dabbs Greer ... Father Peterson
Leif Erickson ... Father Provincial aka Ed
Douglas Spencer ... Father Procurator aka George
Lester Matthews ... Cardinal William Patrick O'Shea
Chuck Connors ... Stan Schwegler
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Storyline

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 | Romance | Sport

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma Mater See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Carol Williams: Steve says winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
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Connections

Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Roll Is Called Alma Mater
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Played on the radio after the game
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The Duke is funny!
28 May 1999 | by Dr.BrentSee all my reviews

An enjoyable little film. What was surprising was how funny John Wayne is here. I am not a big fan of his films but I wish he had more films like these out of his cop/cowboy/soldier stereotypes. Perhaps because he was a football player he was comfortable in the role of football


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