• Short Summary

    Fulham footballer Jim Langley has 60000 cigarette cards - he has been collecting them since he was five.

  • Description

    Ruislip, Middlesex.

    L/S of a football field and people exercising. M/S of men exercising. Several shots of young men training. M/S of a man wearing track suit with letters F.F.C. on his chest. M/S of the sign on the roof of the stadium reading "Fulham Football & Athletic Co. Ltd. Craven Cottage". Camera pans down to the men running.

    This is Fulham football team in training. Several shots of the footballers training. Several footballers can be seen as they train: Jim Langley, Johnny Haynes, Tony Macedo (goalkeeper) and possibly Terry Dyson.

    M/S of Jim Langley surrounded by young boys signing autographs. M/S of other footballer signing autographs. Voiceover says that Mr Langley enjoys signing pictures. He even has a deal with his fans to swap autographs for cigarette cards. He collects cigarette cards and has over 60000 of them at his home in Hillingdon.

    M/S of Mr Langley and his wife in their living room. Room is covered in cigarette cards. C/U shot of Mr Langley's hands holding pictures. C/U shot of the pictures. Some of the pictures have historical characters on them, some have sportsmen or politicians. There are several pictures of Mr Langley.

    M/S of a little boy opening a drawer full of cigarette cards. He takes the drawer and empties it on the floor in front of his father. Several shots of Mr Langley looking at his albums.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    87.07
    Media URN:
    1396
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:00:00 / 01:19:10:00
    Canister:
    CP 220

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Terry Dyson is mentioned as possibly being one of the players seen in the clip, but he didn't join Fulham till 6 years after this film was made, so clearly it can't be him.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Can anyone suggest an alternative?

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