Nye Bevan awards Sportsman of the Year trophy to Denis Compton.
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Full title reads: "Denis Compton Is Crowned King of Sport".
GV Guests drinking. MV Guests being served. SV Richard Attenborough pointing out celebrities to Victor Barna, table tennis player. SV Maureen Gardner, athlete chatting to man. SV Jack Crump, Olympic coach, chatting to Joyce Gardiner, billiards queen. GV Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, Minister of Health, gets up to speak amidst applause. MV Pan crowd applauding. MV Bevan about to speak. CU Bevan speaking. MV Onlookers. LV Denis Compton, cricketer and footballer, gets up to receive Cup shakes hands with Bevan. SV Bevan presenting Cup.
Bevan's speech: 'He's pleasant, he's obviously popular and he's brave, because only a brave man can submit himself to the test of the cricket field, and football field and the ballot box. And I can assure Denis that when he goes in for the ballot he's on the stickiest wicket he's ever selected'.