MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 32,530 this week

The Great Game (1953)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  January 1953 (UK)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 40 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

The wealthy chairman of First Division Football Club, Burnville United, makes an unethical approach to a star player of another club, and the ensuing scandal costs him his job.

Director:

Writers:

(play),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5145 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 22 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1311 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 234 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1703 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Great Game" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Great Game (1953)

The Great Game (1953) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Great Game.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.

Director: Gordon Parry
Stars: Diana Dors, George Baker, Terence Morgan
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Donald Sinden, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A private detective goes after the people who murdered his girlfriend.

Director: Seymour Friedman
Stars: Louis Hayward, Naomi Chance, Sydney Tafler
Oliver Twist (1948)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket ... See full summary »

Director: David Lean
Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A Texan girl wins a quiz show jackpot, and uses her winnings for a trip to Italy. Her car breaks up near Siena where she meets a handsome Italian prince. He thinks that she must be rich, ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Zampa
Stars: Diana Dors, Vittorio Gassman, Franca Valeri
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Classic British comedy following an accident-prone army Private, played by music hall legend Frank Randle in his final screen role, as he attempts to rescue a Corporal (played by icon Diana... See full summary »

Director: John E. Blakeley
Stars: Frank Randle, Diana Dors, Dan Young
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
James Hayter ...
Joe Lawson
Thora Hird ...
Miss Rawlings
...
Lulu Smith
Sheila Shand Gibbs ...
Mavis Pink
...
'Mac' Wells
Glyn Houston ...
Ned Rutter
Geoffrey Toone ...
Jack Bannerman
Jack Lambert ...
Ralph Blake
Meredith Edwards ...
Skid Evans
Alexander Gauge ...
Ben Woodhall
Frank Pettingell ...
Sir Julius
Glenn Melvyn ...
Heckler (as Glyn Melvyn)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roddy Hughes ...
Mr. Broderick
Charles Leno ...
Rovers Supporter
Sidney Vivian ...
Club Chairman
Edit

Storyline

The wealthy chairman of First Division Football Club, Burnville United, makes an unethical approach to a star player of another club, and the ensuing scandal costs him his job.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1953 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Much has changed then
10 January 2011 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film was made at Brentford FC in 1953 when i believe that they were either a Division 2 or Division Three South Club.I went to watch matches at Brentford at the sixties and nothing much had changed of the stadium in the intervening period.The same could be said for the story.This is about the tapping up of a star player by the chairman of another club.Read Barcelona and Ces Fabregas as the modern equivalent and you will know what i mean.Interestingly enough there is a little speech by the stars wife which echoes the Bosman case.She asks the chairman why they don't pay less for transfers so that they can pay more to the player ,which of course now happens on a regular basis.At the end of the film James Hayter talks out loud of other sports he can get into.He comes up with floodlit cricket....on ice.Well almost right.A fascinating film well worth a view.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Great Game (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?