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Harry the Footballer

A daring rescue by a plucky lady fan saves the day for Bestham Vampires in this early footie short.

Drama 1911 8 mins Silent


In a dastardly plot to win a football match, fans of the opposing team kidnap Bestham Vampires' star player. But their foul play is discovered by a gutsy lady fan, who embarks on a daring rescue to ensure he makes the pitch on time. This fun footie short was produced by one of Britain's most successful early producers, Cecil Hepworth, who was on the ball when it came to giving audiences what they wanted. This only surviving print is lacking its title and credits.