Compton speaking at sportsman of the year dinner, Savoy Hotel.
Savoy Hotel, London.
CU. Aneurin Bevan Minister of Health listening to speech. CU. Bevan speaking. LS. Bevan picking up cup before handing it to Denis Compton Sportsman of the Year, cricketer & footballer. CU. Compton speaking. 'I can carry on anyway to try and please the people and try and play the game the way they want it. I may not be so successful but if I can do something to please them, score a 100 or get 0, if I get it the right way, that's the main thing and as long as I can continue to hold up the sort of right spirit of the game, both of cricket and of soccer. To those, who ran 2nd., 3rd., 4th., and 5th, I would like to congratulate them, especially, may I say Freddy Mills. I met him South Africa and I think he did a great job of work for British boxing last year and I think he deserves a better place. MS.... everybody most sincerely for coming along this evening and to all the people that voted in 'This Sportsman of the Year' last year, I do thank them most sincerely and I am deeply honoured for this award. Thank you very much.' LS. Compton sitting down amid applause. MS. Bevan presenting Cup to Denis. SCU. Compton standing in front of mike. MS. Bevan and two others listening. Michael Wordell, Mayor of Westminster one of them. MS. Bevan and other personalities on platform listening. Cup in foreground. MS. Compton holding Cup after taking it from Bevan. CU. Valerie Hobson. MS. Valerie Hobson kissing Denis Compton. MS. The Chairman of the 'Sporting Record' standing with Compton on platform. Compton walks towards and puts Cup down on table. CU. Valerie Hobson. SCU. Richard Attenborough and Victor Barna Table Tennis player. SCU. Sir Harry Brittain, K.B.E. SCU. Sylvia Cheeseman, 200 metres Olympic champ, talking to Dorothy Tylor, jumper. SCU. Joyce Gardiner, Billiards Queen and Jack Crump, Olympic trainer. SCU. Attenborough and Barna. MS. Joyce Gardiner and Jack Crump. SCU. Maureen Gardner, (Mrs. Dyson) talking to man.
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