• Short Summary

    Henry Blythe hypnotises Gloucester City FC footballers into playing well.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Svengali means goals".

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

    G/V crumbling concrete steps in the Gloucester City's football ground. Various shots ramshackle ground of the Southern League team.

    G/V Gloucester City FC dressing rooms. Various showing hypnotist Henry Blythe hypnotising the team into playing well.

    C/U football crowd on terraces clapping and cheering. L/S Gloucester City running onto the pitch. Various shots football match between Gloucester City and Merthyr Tydfil. C/U Blythe and two other officials cheering on the city from edge of pitch. Fast motion shots of match.

    According to the narrator the hypnotism worked - the Gloucester team won the match!

    Note: newspaper cuttings and football programme on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1591.30
    Media URN:
    51175
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:28:00 / 01:34:38:00
    Canister:
    59/69

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