Great Game, The

Date: 1953
Director: Maurice Elvey
Production Company: David Dent Productions

Stars: James Hayter, Thora Hird, Diana Dors, John Laurie, Meredith Edwards, Sheila Shand-Gibbs
Location(s): Middlesex

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The wealthy chairman of First Division Football Club makes an unethical approach to the rising star player at another club.

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Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

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Burnville United chairman Joe Lawson (James Hayter) stands with director Jack Bannerman (Geoffrey Toone) and the team's trainer Skid Evans (Meredith Edwards). This is Brentford Football Club's Griffin Park in Brentford, Middlesex.

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The band plays prior to a match. The exterior of Brentford's ground makes an appearance in 'The Challenge' while the team's players from fourteen years earlier are seen as the opposing side in 'The Arsenal Stadium Mystery'.

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Spectators make their way to the ground. Braemar Road in Brentford with The Princess Royal public house in the right background.

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Facing the rear of properties on Ealing Road from the Braemar Road Stand at Griffin Park.

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Looking along New Road Stand.

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Again as seen from Braemar Road Stand, this is looking eastward towards Ealing Road with Burford House in the centre left background and Wallis House, part of the former Beecham Building, in the right distance.

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Following the wedding, footballer Ned Rutter and Mavis Pink take up residence in their new home.

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The view from inside New Road Stand at Griffin Park in Brentford, then in Middlesex.