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Stanley Matthews

Series

Series Name
British Sporting Personalities

Issue

Issue No.
3
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Stanley Matthews

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 1
Summary
COI synopsis: Stanley Matthews of Staffordshire, eighty times an English Soccer International, began learning his extraordinary ball-control as a boy on a strip of ground in the shadow of the pottery-kilns. This accounts of his career uses film records of memorable games to pinpoint examples of his skill and craftsmanship on the football field. He is also seen receiving the CBE (the first footballer to be thus honoured); and in Ghana, being crowned ‘King of Soccer’. Winner of a Grand Silver Medal at the International Festival of Sporting Films, Cortina, 1960.
Keywords
Football
Written sources
Films From Britain Catalogue   1964-1965, p260 - used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 923/3
Credits:
Production Co.
Anvil Films Ltd
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Colonial Office
Sponsor
Commonwealth Relations Office
Sponsor
Foreign Office

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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