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Arsenal Stadium Mystery 1939 PG

84 mins United Kingdom Director. Thorold Dickinson

Highbury stadium witnesses a murder and only intrepid Inspector Slade can solve the case. Only trouble being he’s got the police revue to direct as well. Thorold Dickinson’s comic whodunit is one of the earliest feature films about football, and it remains one of the best.

With brisk pace, spritely humour and thrilling match-play sequences, it’s a cinematic rebuttal to those later charges of ‘boring, boring Arsenal’. Gooners should be fascinated by the appearance of legendary club figures such as George Allison and Tom Whittaker, but this is an engaging treat for anyone regardless of one’s adherence to the beautiful game. And its illustrious fans such as Graham Greene and Martin Scorsese are testament to its enduring qualities.

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Directed by

Thorold Dickinson

Featuring

Liane Linden

Ian Maclean

Greta Gynt

Leslie Banks

Genres

Police drama Sport

Tags

Homicide Arsenal Football Club Football

Collection

Football on Film

Certificate

PG

Released

1939

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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