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The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)

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 »

Director:

Thorold Dickinson

Writers:

Leonard Reginald Gribble (original story), Thorold Dickinson (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Banks ... Inspector Anthony Slade
Greta Gynt ... Gwen Lee
Ian McLean Ian McLean ... Sgt. Clinton (as Ian Maclean)
Liane Linden Liane Linden ... Inga Larson
Anthony Bushell ... John Doyce - Trojan Team Member
Esmond Knight ... Raille - Trojan Team Member
Brian Worth Brian Worth ... Philip Morring - Trojan Team Member
Richard Norris Richard Norris ... Setchley - Trojan Team Member
Wyndham Goldie Wyndham Goldie ... Kindilett
Alastair MacIntyre Alastair MacIntyre ... Carter (as Alastair Macintyre)
George Allison George Allison ... Himself
Tom Whittaker Tom Whittaker ... Himself
E.V.H. Emmett E.V.H. Emmett ... Himself
Dennis Wyndham Dennis Wyndham ... Commissionaire
David Keir David Keir ... Dr. Meadow
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1939 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Arsenalmysteriet See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The football match from which the main action sequences were taken was between Arsenal and Brentford, and took place on Saturday 6th May 1939 with The Bees playing in a a special striped kit to simulate The Trojans. (Closer shots feature the Oxford and Cambridge Blues as the Trojans.) See more »

Goofs

When Inge visits Philip, he pours the same glass of milk twice. 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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Soundtracks

Sons of the Brave
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Bidgood
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Very nostalgic for Arsenal fans of an age.
15 June 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

No I was not born when this film was made but I was a season ticket holder there between 1961 and 2006.I can confirm that this film faithfully reproduces the dressing room areas of the ground.I would like to correct factual errors by other reviewers.Firstly this was not the last game at the stadium before the outbreak of war.This was the game v Sunderland played on September 1939 when Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-1.However the game does not count in the records as the league season was abandoned with the outbreak of war.Secondly it did not take 25 years for Arsenal return to glory.They won the league in 1947 and 1953 and the cup in 1950.This is an a very enjoyable film,which is very nostalgic for Arsenal supporters who fondly remember Highbury.


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