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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 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

Home on the Range
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley and music by Daniel E. Kelley
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Amusing For Dubious Reasons
17 January 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

The dialogue at the start of THE ARSENAL STADIUM MYSTERY had me lost: " Inside left..wing backs ... five forwards " it wasn't until the manager of the home team said " The Trojans don't play like us , they have an attacking team " that I realised the plot involved Arsenal football club . It's strange watching this movie nowadays since the game has changed so much . In 1940 all footballers were

A ) White

B) Spoke Queen's English

C) Smoked a pipe .

While all supporters

A ) Engaged in cheeky banter with the ref

B ) Didn't sing foul mouthed songs

C ) Were members of British Equity .

But it's when a Trojan team member dies that the amusement really kicks off because the man leading the murder investigation is none other that Harry Enfield's Grayson character . No seriously he is , watch an edition of HARRY ENFIELD AND CHUMS and you'll see where the idea came from . There's even a subplot involving a Swedish blond which just goes to show that Sven Goran Erickson is much older than he looks .


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