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Cast

  (in credits order)

Gustav Fröhlich ... Tommy, der Mittelstürmer

Evelyn Holt ... Linda

Lissy Arna ... Vivien
Fritz Alberti ... Lauren, der Trainer
John Mylong ... Biller, gegnerischer Mittelstürmer (as Jack Mylong-Münz)

Willi Forst ... Der Lehrer
Harry Nestor ... Der Kellner
Geza L. Weiss ... Ein Junge (as Geza Weiss)

Directed by
Zoltan Korda 
Carl Boese (supervising)
 
Writing credits
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Walter Reisch 

Produced by
Carl Boese .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pasquale Perris 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Holzki (exterior photography by)
Leopold Kutzleb (studio)
 
Art Direction by
Max Knaake 
 
Production Management
Karl Sander .... production manager
 
Art Department
Carl Boese .... artistic director
 
Other crew
Carl Koppehel .... sport advisor
 

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Also Known As:
"The Eleven Devils" - International (English title) (informal English title)
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98 min
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The Love of the Game, 10 May 2015
Author: boblipton from New York City

I can't think of many movies in which soccer was a key element. There's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and the ludicrous VICTORY. After that, it's mostly two-minute actualities from about 1900. That doesn't mean that this type of movie is unknown to me. Movies about people in sports coming to learn the true meaning of their game may not be as common a theme as people learning the true meaning of Christmas, but it crops up regularly. As an American, it's usually about baseball or our version of football.

So this movie about how Gustav Froelich is the best player on a small after-work soccer team, caught between the love of Evelyn Holt and the allure of Lissy Arna and her professional team is pretty much a cut-and-dried plot. It's also a bit slow and solemn -- William Haines or Joe E. Brown would have disposed of this story in 75 minutes with a lot more good humor. Co-director Vincent Korda shoots some interesting soccer moves, but the game is assembled through strenuous editing, very high-speed for the era --longer takes would have been better, but between the difficulty of shooting an extended sequence and the excitement of short cuts, it was the obvious and cheap choice.

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