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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 ...
Inspector Anthony Slade
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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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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(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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See it free at the NFT
23 June 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

If you live within striking distance of London you can see the film free at the National Film Theatre on the South Bank by Waterloo. It's one of the hundreds of films in their permanent 'Mediatheque' suite, which you can turn up and view for free on one of the video consoles. Phoning up to book a slot is a good idea though.

Amusing and interesting stuff for anyone interested in footy history, or who remembers the Harry Enfield spoofs with affection.

I recall that George Allison's book 'Allison Calling' (?1948) discusses the making of the film, though I don't have my copy to hand.

Not much to add the other comments here, but don't a lot of the footy players in this film look so damn old? Not so much a dressing room as a Masonic Lodge.


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