• Short Summary

    Stanley Matthews, unofficial king of soccer, is crowned in West African style in Ghana.

  • Description

    Accra, Ghana (Gold Coast).

    SV Towards, Stanley Matthews walks onto field with his Ghana team "Hearts of Oak" - he is visiting newly independent state of Ghana. CU Crowd waving. GV Stanley stands with his team, Ghana's Prime Minister Dr Kwame Nkrumah makes towards them. SV Stanley Matthews being introduced to Prime Minister Nkrumah, who then goes to meet the rest of the team. GV Crowd. GV Play - Stanley's team under pressure and little scrimmage in their penalty area, but they manage to clear up-field. SV Stanley with the ball beats his man beats another man and cuts into penalty area. He crosses in front of goal, but is shot over bar. SV Prime Minister Dr Nkrumah and the Minister of Trade and Labour, Mr Botsio, in the crowd. SV Stanley with the ball beats the left half, beats him again with a real piece of trickery, beats him again giving him a real run-a-round then slips the ball across towards the goal. One of his team run onto it. GV His colleague with the ball - he runs in towards goal, tricks the goalkeeper and bangs it into the net. Goal for Stanley's team. GV Crowd cheers. LV Pan, cheering spectators. SV Stanley Matthews wearing West African regalia bounces up and down on his throne - he is being crowned king of soccer - in traditional West African style. SV Stanley sitting on throne as West African man stands by him talking to the crowd. CU Stanley looking quite bewildered.

    (F.G.) (Orig.A.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:23:00 / 01:29:39:00

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