Arsenal –  The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939) | Arsenal

When Arsenal take on touring amateur side Trojans, the Trojan’s new star player collapses and dies. Inspector Slade (Leslie Banks) of Scotland Yard investigates the murder.

A charming blend of murder mystery and light comedy, Director Thorold Dickinson pre-empted many techniques of social realism used soon after by film-makers like Humphrey Jennings (‘Fires Were Started‘ at South Quay on the map, ‘Listen to Britain’). Arsenal players and staff appear as themselves but only manager George Allison gets a speaking part.