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  • Short Summary

    Football: The Cup final between Arsenal and Cardiff City at Wembley.

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    Item title reads: "The Cup Final 1927. "
    Intertitles read:" The Arsenal meet Cardiff City in Final and Thrilling tussle for football's most coveted honour." "The huge crowd of 92,000 quickly became one vast choir led by Mr Thomas P Ratcliff - truly community singings greatest triumph."


    Intertitle reads: "Well played everybody" followed by individuals posing for the camera including a man smoking a cigarette, holding a black cat with a bow, as a mascot, and men in coats (managers or directors?)
    01:13:45 - 01:20:30
    There is a brief shot of Thomas P Ratcliff, leading the singing from a stand, and the band playing. King George V is seen and Lloyd George standing, singing. The teams emerge from the tunnel and are lined up on the pitch to be introduced to the King. The referee and the captains shake hands and toss a coin. The referee is wearing a jacket and shorts with a bow tie. They kick off and play begins. There are various shots, some from the pitch side, some from high up on the stand. At one point we clearly see the Pathe cameraman at the side of the pitch winding the film.
    01:20:30 - 01: 28:33
    We get a closer look at the action from the pitch side, taken by the cameraman seen, and also from beside the goal.
    The camera pans around the empty stand and the twin towers of Wembley can just be seen. There follows a number of similar pans as the huge stadium slowly fill up. At one point the crowd in one stand wave their hats.
    01:28:33 - 01:43:35
    From high up we see the teams run out onto the pitch. We see play from beside one goal - a few saves, no prima donna's and few falls. The still cameramen can be seen by the touchline.
    01:43:35 -01:47:00
    Play ends and the King is seen smoking - using a cigarette holder. Lloyd George is seen, seated. The players pass along the stand in front of the King to receive their medals. There is a brief shot of the cup.

    Note: The sequences may not be in order - see also PM0680 - 680.04 The Cup of Joy - for victorious Cardiff City's homecoming.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:46:00 / 01:47:00:00
    G 1392

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