• Short Summary

    Newsreel cameramen are not allowed inside Wembley to film the Cup Final between Sheffield and Arsenal so they film it from above in a helicopter.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Pathe Gazette presents their version of The Cup final.

    Wembley, London.

    Intertitle - 'The "Freedom of the Press" was not extended to the newsreels this year and Pathe Gazette issue these pictures taken in circumstances of considerable (?) difficulty.'

    C/U of the Sheffield captain, Harry Hooper. C/U's of the rest of the team, Jack Pickering, Charlie Wilkinson, Ernest Jackson, Tom Johnson, Archie McPherson, Harry Barton, Jock Dodds, Bob Barclay, Bert Williams and Jack Smith.

    C/U of Arsenal captain Alex James. C/U's of the rest of his team, Joe Hulme, Herbie Roberts, Cliff Bastin, Wilfred Copping (?), Ted Drake, Eddie Hapgood and Alex Wilson.

    L/S of crowds outside Wembley, M/S of four young men wearing Sheffield hats. Various shots of the crowds. Slow motion M/S of people walking to the stadium, M/S as they are speeded up to show the hustle and bustle of the crowds. M/S of newsreel cameramen gathered at Heston Aerodrome. Various shots as a Cierva C30A autogyro takes off to film the game from above. M/S of Gracie Fields kicking off a different football match. The frame freezes then carries on to show various shots as men play in gas masks. Aerial L/S of huge crowds in the stadium. Various shaky aerial shots of the game.

    M/S of a cartoon cat (?) trying to get in cartoon stadium, he blows up a balloon and floats over the wall. There are various sound bubbles saying 'goal', the cat has sound bubble saying 'hooray'. L/S of the actual Cup Final again, various shots of the crowd and game. The narrator tells us that Arsenal win. Aerial L/S as people walk away afterwards.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:42:00 / 01:11:57:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The game was played on 25 April 1936.

    "Archie MacPherson" should read Archie McPherson.

    "Jack Dodds" should read Jock Dodds.

    "Bob Bartley" should read Bob Barclay.

    "Clifford Bastin(?)" - that was his birth name, but he played professionally as Cliff Bastin.

    "Eidris (?) Hapgood" - he was actually christened Edris Hapgood, but played professionally as Eddie Hapgood.

    "Alec Wilson" was better known as Alex Wilson.

    "M/S of newsreel cameramen gathered" - they're at Heston Aerodrome, (mentioned in clip).

    "Various shots as a helicopter takes off" - it's actually a Cierva C30A autogyro, Reg. No. G-ACWZ.

    "M/S of Gracie Fields kicking off a different football match" - that looks to be the charity football match at Upton Park, covered in clip 879.13.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Brilliant. Thanks very much jamied! Apologies it's taken us so long to get around to this but 2012 is a VERY busy year for British Pathe!

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