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Trouble Along the Way ()


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An ex-football coach is hired by a small Catholic college to train its football team in the hopes of winning games and making money to save the school from bankruptcy.

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Steve Williams
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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 McCormick
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Harold McCormick
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Father Peterson
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Father Provincial
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Father Procurator
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Cardinal O'Shea
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Stan Schwegler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alban ...
Football Spectator (uncredited)
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Bus Driver (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ...
Football Spectator (uncredited)
Arthur Berkeley ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Beatrice Bernadine ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Oscar Blank ...
Pool Hall Patron (uncredited)
Oran Breeland ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
John Breen ...
Clerk (uncredited)
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Bishop (uncredited)
Keith Clarke ...
Scholastic (uncredited)
Doris Cole ...
Redhead (uncredited)
Dolly Cooper ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Football Spectator (uncredited)
Martin Dean ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ted Eckelberry ...
Joe Ostrow (uncredited)
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Mike Edwards (uncredited)
Henry Fladwed ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Coach Buck Holman (uncredited)
Fritz Ford ...
Football Player (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Curt Furberg ...
Football Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
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Judge (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ...
Priest (uncredited)
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Steve's Pool Opponent (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Bill Sackheim (uncredited)
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Football Broadcaster (uncredited) (voice)
Jack Henderson ...
Clerk (uncredited)
Tom Hernández ...
Butler (uncredited)
Harry Hines ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Football Player (uncredited)
Robert Keys ...
Santa Carla Team Manager Joe (uncredited)
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Bailiff (uncredited)
Ray Kyle ...
Student (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Priest (uncredited)
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Drunk in Bar with Dog (uncredited)
Sydney Mason ...
Priest (uncredited)
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Priest (uncredited)
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Woman at Domestic Relations (uncredited)
Larry Merrill ...
Jeffrey Marlowe (uncredited)
Melly Merrill ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Football Recruit (uncredited)
Pat Mitchell ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Domestic Relations Court Staffer (uncredited)
Anton Northpole ...
Pool Hall Patron (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Bartender Joe (uncredited)
Melody O'Connor ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Pepper ...
Irish Tenor / Pianist in Saloon (uncredited)
Billy Perna ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Ticket Purchaser (uncredited)
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Marvin Adams (uncredited)
Angi O. Poulos ...
Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
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Beanie (uncredited)
Bill Radovich ...
Moose McCall - Assistant Coach (uncredited)
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Clerk (uncredited)
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Cardinal's Secretary (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Anitra Stevens ...
Bobo (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Football Spectator (uncredited)
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Maria's Mother (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ...
Referee (uncredited)
Charles Watts ...
Mr. Wallace (uncredited)
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Football Player (uncredited)
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Young Carol (uncredited)
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Grummet (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Curtiz

Written by

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Melville Shavelson ... (screenplay) and
Jack Rose ... (screenplay)
 
Douglas Morrow ... (story) and
Robert Hardy Andrews ... (story)
 
James Edward Grant ... (revisions) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Melville Shavelson ... producer

Music by

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Max Steiner

Cinematography by

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Archie Stout ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Owen Marks

Art Direction by

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Leo K. Kuter

Set Decoration by

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William Wallace

Makeup Department

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Gordon Bau ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Curtiz ... second unit director (as David C. Gardner)
Russell Saunders ... assistant director (as Russ Saunders)

Sound Department

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C.A. Riggs ... sound

Stunts

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Tom Hennesy ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Moss Mabry ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Ken Cox ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Murray Cutter ... orchestrator

Additional Crew

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Jeff Cravath ... technical advisor
Louis V. Pick ... technical advisor (as Father Louis V. Pick)
Norman Stuart ... dialogue director
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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 save from closure with a winning program. Written by Jim Beaver

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Taglines That all-man "Quiet Man" has a new kind of dame to tame! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alma Mater (United States)
  • Un homme pas comme les autres (France)
  • Un conflicto en cada esquina (Spain)
  • Ärger auf der ganzen Linie (West Germany)
  • Трудный путь (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 111 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia James Dean has an uncredited part as a football spectator in the film. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997). See more »
Soundtracks St. Anthony's Alma Mater Hymn 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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