The Great Game (1930)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The "Great Game" is football -- not the American brand, but the British version. The hero, Dicky Brown (John Batten), is the reserve forward on a championship team. Thanks to the urgings of Dicky's sweetheart Peggy Jackson (Renee Clama), whose father happens to be the team's manager, the young lad is groomed to compete in the English Cup Final. Unfortunately, the manager is accused of "personal bias" by the judges and disqualified from coaching during the crucial match. The loss of the manager throws the rest of the team into a deep depression, and by the time they get to Wembley, the outlook is pretty bleak -- but never fear, salvation is close at hand! Featured in the cast of The Great Game is real-life football pro Jack Cock, a fact that certainly didn't hurt the film's box-office performance.

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boyfriend, soccer, sports