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The Great Game (1953 film)

The Great Game
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by David Dent
Written by Basil Thomas
Wolfgang Wilhelm
Starring James Hayter
Thora Hird
Diana Dors
John Laurie
Distributed by Adelphi Films
Release dates
  • January 1953 (1953-01)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Great Game is a 1953 British sports comedy-drama directed by Maurice Elvey and starring James Hayter, Thora Hird and Diana Dors. It was based on a play by Basil Thomas. Many of the scenes were shot at Griffin Park the home of Brentford F.C..[1] Several professional football players made appearances in the film including Tommy Lawton.

Plot

The chairman of a top-flight English football club makes an illegal approach to a rising star of a rival club. This is discovered by the football authorities and the Chairman is ultimately suspended from the game following the ensuing scandal.[2]

Cast

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