• Short Summary

    Scotland V England at Wembley. The Scottish team demonstrate their football techniques to three schoolboys.

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    ON THE BALL starring Scotland's Internationals
    Produced by Pathe Pictures Ltd with the co-operation of The Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Daily Record. Commentary by R E Kingsley.

    On the pitch at Wembley, the Prime Minister meets the Scottish team. Coverage of 63rd Scotland v England International football match. The footage features Jimmy Delaney, Andy McLaren, Archie McCawley, Gordon Smith, and Tommy Pearce. Slow-motion action replays and cheering crowds.

    Young boys playing football in a park (Colin, Sandy and Ian). Gordon Smith and Willie Thornton are practicing nearby and start playing with the boys. The men invite the excited youngsters to watch them practice. They all leave the park together. The players entrance to the pitch - the boys and Smith and Thornton enter the pitch. The players practice with their team. CU the three boys watching excitedly.

    The narrator introduces the players as we watch them in action.: Goal keeper - Willie Miller. Left Half - Alec Forbes, Right Back - George Young. Centre Forward - Jimmy Delaney, Centre Half - Woodburn, Partic Thistle -Jackie Husband, Inside left - Andy McLaren, Outside left - Tommy Pearson, Right Winger - Gordon Smith.

    Gordon Smith demonstrates a corner kick. Action replay in slow motion. MS the three young boys sitting on the grass watching. The practice game continue. Several good shots including slow-motion of 'heading' the ball. CU Willie points to the areas on his head that should be used for heading the ball. MS the 3 boys. They are joined by Gordon Smith. Skipper, Jock Shaw demonstrates how to kick the ball. Several shots. Willie Thornton demonstrates how to control the ball. Jock Shaw demonstrates the throw-in. The three boys in their school uniforms run back to the park, playing 'catch' with the ball as they go. Charming shot as they remove their blazers (revealing huge shorts) and are joined by another young boy to practice the game. Various shots of the play.

    Shots of the game back at Wembley including Stan Matthews. The narrator asks us "Do you think the selector has chosen wisely?" The crowds cheer.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:01:00 / 01:17:33:00

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