The Great Game

The Great Game (1930)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1930-08-27
  • Runtime: 1h 16min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Gaumont-British Picture Corporation
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Jack Raymond


Set in Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge football ground and featuring appearances from many real-life players from the day, this is the first film to feature football as its central theme and is recognisably modern and authentic. It deals with the day to day dramas, conflicts and love interests of players and managers in the run-up to the Cup Final.

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  • John Batten

    as Dicky Brown
  • John Batten

    as Peggy Jackson
  • Jack Cock

    as Jim Blake
  • Randle Ayrton

    as Henderson
  • Neil Kenyon

    as Jackson
  • Kenneth Kove

    as Bultitude
  • A.G. Poulton

    as Banks
  • Billy Blyth

    as Billy
  • Lew Lake

    as Tubby
  • Wally Patch

    as Joe Miller
  • Rex Harrison

    as George
Writing Ralph Gilbert Bettison Writer
Camera Basil Emmott Director of Photography
Directing Jack Raymond Director
Writing W.P. Lipscomb Writer
Writing William Hunter Writer
Production L'Estrange Fawcett Producer
Directing Geoffrey Boothby Assistant Director
Sound Stan Jolly Sound Recordist
Writing John Lees Writer