Trouble Along the Way Reviews

  • Dec 22, 2019

    One of my favorite films

    One of my favorite films

  • Jun 09, 2015

    A film to show ignorant people who claim the Duke couldn't act, up against a talented child actress Sherry Jackson, Oscar winner Donna Reed and the charming Charles Coburn. The story revolves around a fathers fight to keep his child and save a college.

    A film to show ignorant people who claim the Duke couldn't act, up against a talented child actress Sherry Jackson, Oscar winner Donna Reed and the charming Charles Coburn. The story revolves around a fathers fight to keep his child and save a college.

  • Jan 25, 2014

    Sentimental John Wayne vehicle about him as a divorced father and disgraced football coach trying to keep custody of his young daughter from his snooty ex-wife, Marie Windsor, by getting a job coaching football at a small Catholic High School. Donna Reed plays the caseworker/love interest. The great Michael Curtiz directed this lightweight, but entertaining comedy/drama. Wayne is likable as a father trying to raise his daughter and Reed is winning as the caseworker worried about the girl's upbringing by macho Wayne. Marie Windsor is delicious as the evil high society ex-wife. I'd never heard of this film before, but it's a John Wayne vehicle that's well worth watching and shows that The Duke actually had some acting range beyond playing the same cowboy/war hero over and over again.

    Sentimental John Wayne vehicle about him as a divorced father and disgraced football coach trying to keep custody of his young daughter from his snooty ex-wife, Marie Windsor, by getting a job coaching football at a small Catholic High School. Donna Reed plays the caseworker/love interest. The great Michael Curtiz directed this lightweight, but entertaining comedy/drama. Wayne is likable as a father trying to raise his daughter and Reed is winning as the caseworker worried about the girl's upbringing by macho Wayne. Marie Windsor is delicious as the evil high society ex-wife. I'd never heard of this film before, but it's a John Wayne vehicle that's well worth watching and shows that The Duke actually had some acting range beyond playing the same cowboy/war hero over and over again.

  • Sep 18, 2013

    Great movie. It dealt with subject matters not often discussed in 1953. You had divorce, a custody battle, pay for college athletes, and cheating. Loved the chemistry between John Wayne and his on screen daughter Sherry Jackson. Donna Reed was great as a social worker and her scene with Miss Jackson at the party was touching.

    Great movie. It dealt with subject matters not often discussed in 1953. You had divorce, a custody battle, pay for college athletes, and cheating. Loved the chemistry between John Wayne and his on screen daughter Sherry Jackson. Donna Reed was great as a social worker and her scene with Miss Jackson at the party was touching.

  • Oct 08, 2012

    The Duke in perhaps his most tender role, rough in parts but loving chemistry between Wayne and his female counterparts. Highly underrated, a real gem!

    The Duke in perhaps his most tender role, rough in parts but loving chemistry between Wayne and his female counterparts. Highly underrated, a real gem!

  • Aug 01, 2012

    pairing number 2 of reed/wayne they have good chemistry maybe 'cos they're both from iowa.

    pairing number 2 of reed/wayne they have good chemistry maybe 'cos they're both from iowa.

  • Dec 20, 2011

    Trouble Along the Way is a heart-warming film. It is about a disgraced football coach trying to retain custody of his daughter who finds a job at a Catholic college. John Wayne and Donna Reed give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Michael Curtiz did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. Trouble Along the Way is a must see.

    Trouble Along the Way is a heart-warming film. It is about a disgraced football coach trying to retain custody of his daughter who finds a job at a Catholic college. John Wayne and Donna Reed give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Michael Curtiz did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. Trouble Along the Way is a must see.

  • Nov 19, 2011

    John Wayne is a more atypical role, a comedy and as a father. Underrated gem. Sherry Jackson is stellar in a supporting role as his daughter.

    John Wayne is a more atypical role, a comedy and as a father. Underrated gem. Sherry Jackson is stellar in a supporting role as his daughter.

  • Nov 12, 2011

    John Wayne is a more atypical role, a comedy and as a father. Underrated gem.

    John Wayne is a more atypical role, a comedy and as a father. Underrated gem.

  • Jun 15, 2011

    Better than expected, considering how much of it is predictable and sentimental. Still, everyone is charming and there is a darker undercurrent at work in the last third. Also, the ending isn't really that happy.

    Better than expected, considering how much of it is predictable and sentimental. Still, everyone is charming and there is a darker undercurrent at work in the last third. Also, the ending isn't really that happy.