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Director:
Writers:
Leonard Reginald Gribble (original story)
Thorold Dickinson (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
November 1939 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
During a charity soccer match between top professional side Arsenal and touring amateur side Trojans... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Leslie Banks ... Inspector Anthony Slade
Greta Gynt ... Gwen Lee
Ian McLean ... Sergeant Clinton (as Ian Maclean)
Liane Linden ... Inga Larson
Anthony Bushell ... John Doyce - Trojan Team Member

Esmond Knight ... Raille - Trojan Team Member
Brian Worth ... Philip Morring - Trojan Team Member
Richard Norris ... Setchley - Trojan Team Member
Wyndham Goldie ... Kindilett
Alastair MacIntyre ... Carter (as Alastair Macintyre)
George Allison ... Himself
Tom Whittaker ... Himself
E.V.H. Emmett ... Himself
Dennis Wyndham ... Commissionaire
David Keir ... Dr. Meadow
Johnnie Schofield ... Arsenal doctor
Bruce Winston ... Composer
Maire O'Neill ... Housekeeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cliff Bastin ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member (as Bastin)
Gordon Bremner ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member (as Bremner)
Jack Crayston ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member (as Crayston)
P.R. Crompton ... Trojan Team Member
H.A. Davies ... Trojan Captain
Ted Drake ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member (as Drake)
Alf Fields ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member (as Fields)
K. Goodyear ... Trojan Team Member
Eddie Hapgood ... Himself - Arsenal Captain (as Hapgood)
Bryn Jones ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member
Leslie Jones ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member (as L. Jones)
Alf Kirchen ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member (as Kirchen)
R.W. Lees ... Trojan Team Member
W.J. Lewington ... Referee
George Male ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member (as Male)
J.W. Naylor ... Trojan Team Member
S. Schofield ... Trojan Team Member
R. Sturdy ... Trojan Team Member
George Swindin ... Himself - Arsenal Team Member (as Swindin)
R. Woods ... Trojan Team Member
Vincent Holman ... Coroner (uncredited)
Mike Johnson ... Programme Seller (uncredited)
Vi Kaley ... Neighbour At Window (uncredited)
Charles Rolfe ... Witness (uncredited)

Directed by
Thorold Dickinson 
 
Writing credits
Leonard Reginald Gribble (original story)

Thorold Dickinson (adaptation) &
Alan Hyman (adaptation)

Patrick Kirwan (screenplay) &
Donald Bull (screenplay)

Produced by
Josef Somlo .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Desmond Dickinson (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sidney Stone 
 
Art Direction by
Ralph W. Brinton  (as Ralph Brinton)
 
Production Management
Richard Norton .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cecil Dixon .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John Dennis .... sound mixer (as J.S. Dennis)
A.W. Watkins .... recording director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Daniels .... still photographer
Alan Lawson .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Richard Addinsell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Greenwood .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Arthur Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
George Allison .... technical adviser
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
UK:84 min | USA:85 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

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:
Miscellaneous: 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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Soundtrack:
Home on the RangeSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
See it free at the NFT, 23 June 2007
Author: Rob Ainsley from London, England

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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