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The Great Game
Goals and glamour go together in this high-scoring drama of football league corruption with Thora Hird, Diana Dors and John Laurie.
Comedy 1952 77 mins
Director: Maurice Elvey
Goals and glamour go together in this high-scoring drama of football league corruption, shot on location at Griffin Park, the historic home of Brentford FC.
James Hayter stars as the unscrupulous chairman of Burnville United, who instigates a scandal after making an unethical approach to another club’s star player. Fine supporting turns come from Thora Hird as his long-suffering assistant and Diana Dors enjoying herself as man-eating secretary Lulu, not to mention a splendid eyeball-rolling turn from John Laurie. The final result is a nostalgic Saturday afternoon treat for movie buffs and football fans alike.
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