• Short Summary

    Comic football in Dublin between Stage and Press - players dressed as Churchill and Stalin

  • Description

    Irish Special - Dalymount Park, Dublin, Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    MV Stage and Press team taking field (first seven for super title). GV Packed Ground. MV Parade of teams, Noel Purcell carrying huge fountain pen. CU Purcell with pen. SV Pan. stage artists carrying huge mallets and wearing massive fur coats followed by another stage artist warming hands against back of fur coat. SV Crowd. SV Noel Purcell now wearing beard sitting in pram barber's chair. SCU Midget, Mickser Reid, sharpening razor. SCU Purcell covered with "soap" has beard chopped off. He scoops eyeful of soap

    SV Man dressed as "King Farouk" arriving. Pan to barrel being rolled. CU. Farouk, pan to bride being disrobed SV Teams posing for picture. SV. Team breaking from group. SV Referee on a stretcher arriving under mock-police escort SV Frank Hopkins (organiser) and Mayor, Alderman A. Clarkin carrying. ball arriving. SV Mayor throwing ball to start game.

    MV Packed stand. SV Stage tackling. SV Barricaded goal. Drum of T.N.T. burning in foreground. SV "Dr. Eamon De Valera" arriving. and arguing with "Governor of Northern Ireland". MV Goal being besieged T.N.T. blowing up. S.V. Jimmy O'Dea as "Joseph Stalin" arriving. CU "Winston Churchill" arriving. SV "Churchill" and "Stalin" shaking hands over table as board with "Yes" on it is lifted. MV Soldiers leaving barricaded goal with hands held aloft accompanied by explosions.

    SV Game resumes. SV. Crowd. SV. Midget fighting big man in a small ring. Big man stretches arm, holds off midget who swings wildly at nothing. CU Commentator (Eddie Byrne) talking into mike. SV Big man landing on back, Midget standing on his prostrate body Game continues. A player fields goalkeeper's clearance and bangs ball into net. CU Challenge Cup. CU Lorcan Bourke. Pan to Frank Hopkins. SV. Players leaving field besieged by autograph hunters.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title Scene "L")
    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:37:00 / 01:54:50:00
    52/4 (Special)

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