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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

A sequel, "The Denham Studio Mystery", was mooted by Thorold Dickinson but never made. It was planned that it would incorporate footage shot by Josef von Sternberg for his aborted film I, Claudius (1937). 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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Soundtracks

Music from the Movies
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Music by Louis Levy
[Gaumont-British Newsreel theme]
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See it free at the NFT
23 June 2007 | by robainsleySee 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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