• Short Summary

    Spurs football players visit a local pub to admire the landlord's collection of guns.

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    Tottenham, London.

    High angle L/S of the F.A. cup final in 1961. Medium panning shot of "the fabulous Spurs in action" against Leicester City - Bobby Smith scoring their winning goal.

    M/S of a sign outside the White Hart Lane football ground reading, 'Tottenham Hotspur Football Club'. M/S of a pub sign, 'The White Hart' - a nearby pub "where marksmen of a different sort are highly regarded".

    Interior. M/S of a group of football players sitting at the bar: (left to right) Mel Hopkins, John Hollowbread, John White, Peter Baker and Cliff Jones. The landlord, Bob Halbreak, enters and hands round various examples from his personal collection of twenty guns for the footballers to admire. C/U of a red leather box containing a Remington 44-40 pistol being opened. The gun, a relic of the American Civil War (like most of Bob's collection), is passed to a footballer to examine. C/U of Bob. C/U of his hands holding a Frontier Navy Colt, "the fastest single-action colt ever made". M/S of the footballers talking to the landlord, tilt down to show Bob is wearing a pistol in a leather holster. C/U of the holster. M/S of the footballers and Bob, a woman enters carrying two rifles. Bob takes the rifles and passes them to the footballers. C/U of Hollowbread and Baker looking at the rifles. C/U of a Winchester 73 rifle, Bob is demonstrating the "hair set trigger". C/U of Hollowbread talking. M/S of the footballers watching Bob as he demonstrates the use of another rifle before handing it to Hollowbread. Bob started collecting the guns because of an interest in the Wild West - he "has visited the Dakota Badlands, and Deadwood, where once the blackdressed gunmen reigned supreme". C/U of Hopkins admiring another rifle. M/S of the group of footballers on bar stools, Bob walks round the front of the bar and demonstrates his fancy gun drawing skills! C/U of Bob drawing his gun repeatedly from its holster. C/U of the gun coming out of the holster. M/S of the footballers watching Bob's impressive gun drawing display.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:45:00 / 01:47:02:00
    CP 369

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  1. Unknown user says

    "High angle L/S of the F.A. cup final (possibly in 1961)" - it IS the 1961 F.A. Cup Final, against Leicester City. The goal shown is scored by Bobby Smith.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks for confirming. (The date of the clip will remain 1962 because it was issued to cinemas on 22nd January 1962.)

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