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The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)

 |  Comedy, Crime, Sport  |  November 1939 (UK)
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During a charity soccer match between top professional side Arsenal and touring amateur side Trojans, the Trojan's new star player collapses. When he dies, Inspector Slade of Scotland Yard ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Banks ...
Greta Gynt ...
Ian McLean ...
Sergeant Clinton (as Ian Maclean)
Liane Linden ...
Anthony Bushell ...
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Brian Worth ...
Philip Morring - Trojan Team Member
Richard Norris ...
Wyndham Goldie ...
Alastair MacIntyre ...
Carter (as Alastair Macintyre)
George Allison ...
Himself
Tom Whittaker ...
Himself
E.V.H. Emmett ...
Himself
Dennis Wyndham ...
Commissionaire
David Keir ...
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Storyline

During a charity soccer match between top professional side Arsenal and touring amateur side Trojans, the Trojan's new star player collapses. When he dies, Inspector Slade of Scotland Yard is called in and declares it was murder. It takes all his ingenuity and another death before the motive is discovered and the killer revealed. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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November 1939 (UK)  »

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Arsenalmysteriet  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Gunners/Trojans replay kicks off at 3pm on Wednesday 26th April (dating the film to 1939), with the original match therefore presumably being held on Saturday 22nd April. See more »

Goofs

When Slade and Clinton are searching Doyce's flat, at one point Slade leans on the telephone wire and accidentally pulls the receiver off the hook. See more »

Quotes

[Arsenal manager giving pre-game talk]
George Allison: ...they don't play your game, they play the attacking game.
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Sons of the Brave
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Music by Harry Bidgood
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One to look out for from the old school.
17 April 1999 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery is a largely forgotten black and whiter from the thirties. It covers the murder of a football player in the magnificent Highbury stadium in North London. The twist is that the murder is of a player who collapses during a match therefore making it difficult to work out whodunnit. Interesting for English football fans aswell as it stars some of the Arsenal players of the time; Arsenal being England's greatest football team of all time.


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