The National Sporting Club (NSC) honours footballer Stanley Matthews in London.
Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London.
SV. Footballer Stanley Matthews walking in front of Royal box after receiving Cup and Winner's Medal after beating Bolton (library shot). CU. Stanley Matthews and colleague standing at end of Royal box after receiving medal (library shot). Slip pan to SV. Footballer Sam Bartram shaking hands with the Chairman of the National Sporting Club (NSC) Committee, Charles Forte on arrival to Cafe Royal. He shakes hands with Billy Butlin and Admiral Tully Shelly. Following behind is John Charles who also shakes hands with the host. SCU. Cricketer Jim Laker walks in and is greeted by Stanley Matthews and Charles Forte. GV. Inside, bar with a group standing drinking. SCU. Tommy Trinder, cricketer Denis Compton and another man chatting. SV. Group of sportsmen: Cricketer Jim Laker, footballer Sam Bartram, Matthews, John Charles, Trevor Ford, racing driver Mike Hawthorn, drinking. GV. People applauding and seated at table waiting for speeches. SV. People at table clapping including Max Robertson. LV. Tommy Trinder being applauded. Lead-in for Trinder's speech (natural sound): Trinder: "May I say that it has been one of my greatest privileges to see you as a footballer, to meet you as a man, and tonight in front of millions of people, be here to say thank you for everything you've done for football and sportsmanship". CU. Trinder speaking. Finishes and sits, amidst applause. SV. Guests applauding. SV. Charles Forte opens the cocktail cabinet to show it is full of bottles. SV. Guests applauding. CU. Stanley Matthews speaking (natural sound): "My lords and gentlemen. I fell somehow I'm going to loose my reputation tonight. You've heard Tommy Trinder, he's a comedian, he's a director of Fulham Football Club... I feel as out of place as Fulham would feel in the First Division." (Laughter). CU. Matthews continues: "You know, sometimes I'm called the 'Old Man of Soccer'. I am a little thin on top, - GV. Hall, with Matthews speaking - but really, I'm not that old." CU. Matthews speaking: "I'd like to thank you for the wonderful present you have presented me with. My Lords and gentlemen, I thank you". CU. Matthews sits down, amidst applause.