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Preview: Small Town Story (DVD)

This excellent British thriller, thought lost for decades, stars Donald Houston, Alan Wheatley and Susan Shaw (cast against type here in a ‘bad-girl’ role) in a gripping story of love and deception in the world of British association football.

Featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, Small Town Story includes appearances from football and cricketing legend Denis Compton along with players from Millwall, Arsenal and Hayes football clubs, and boasts the only screen acting credit of future World of Sport commentator Kent Walton. Though there is noticeable film damage in the first reel, this is the only copy known to exist.

Canadian ex-serviceman Bob Regan returns to Oldchester, the English town where he was posted during the war. Meeting up with his friend Mike, now manager of the local football club, he discovers that Oldchester are desperate for promotion as they stand to inherit £25,000 from recently deceased supporter Wallace Hammond if they make the Third Division – a situation that Hammond’s devious nephew finds intolerable…

  • Picture 1.33:1 / Black and White
  • Sound Mono / English
  • Subtitles None
  • Region 2 / PAL
  • Time 66 mins approx
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