Film: 6241

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1960 | Sound | B/W

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Grandstand view of inside Wembley Stadium before the 1966 World Cup Final between England and West Germany.

Band plays just outside centre circle on pitch. Shot of crowded terraces. Switch to the tunnel where the two teams are waiting to enter the arena. We can see Martin Peters, Nobby Stiles, and Jack Charlton of England in their red shirts anxiously fidgeting as they wait. The two teams then march out and the camera cuts to the front of the procession where England's captain Bobby Moore, and his German counterpart, Uwe Seeler, lead out their teams. George Cohen, Alan Ball, Gordon Banks, Roger Hunt, Ray Wilson, Geoff Hurst, Bobby Charlton, and the previously mentioned three, file past the camera. Cut to long shot of crowd, then the two captains exchanging handshakes and pennants, watching the three match officials. Referee Dienst of Switzerland tosses a coin and Moore wins. The captains retire to their respective halves, and the action cuts to the England bench where seated are manager Alf Ramsey and trainer Les Cocker. The Germans kick off and pass the ball out to the right wing. Cut to a shot from a German player that is safely fielded by goalkeeper Banks. Cut to Nobby Stiles outside the German penalty box who passes to Roger Hunt. We see a cross from the left caught by German goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski, but he collides with England's Hurst in mid-air and falls injured to the floor. Seeler approaches the England penalty box and passes to Siggi Held. His shot is tipped around the post by Banks for a corner. Shot of crowd cheering and waving the odd flag. Franz Beckenbauer heads the ball towards the English penalty box, but it is headed away by Stiles to Germany's Schellinger.

We cut to Germany's Helmut Haller shooting home the first goal for Germany from just inside the England penalty box. The German players run to congratulate him as he heads back towards the centre circle. Shot of cheering German fans displaying national flag. Long shot from behind goal of pitch before we see Peters have his shot blocked by Seeler. Tilkowski punches clear but only as far as Bobby Charlton, who shoots for goal. Tilkowski dives low to his left to hold the ball. We see Cohen cross into the German box, then cut to Hurst heading the equaliser for England. Shot of crowd cheering and waving union jacks. A German shot is saved by Banks, but the rebound falls to Lothar Emmerich, whose follow-up shot is held by Banks. A Hurst shot is punched away by Tilkowski at full stretch. Charlton passes the ball into the box, then cut to a header by Hurst that is saved by Tilkowski diving to his right. Then Roger Hunt sees his shot charged down by the German keeper. The Swiss referee blows his whistle for the end of the first half, and the players head off towards the tunnel. Shot of the crowd, then the Royal Marines' Band marching on the pitch. Shot of English fans with Union Jack flag and hats, before England kick off for the second half. The ball is passed around, before from a German clearance Ball releases Bobby Charlton into the opposing penalty box. He falls to the ground under a German tackle. Another England attack, but the Germans clear the ball upfield. Seeler finds possession on the right hand corner of the England box, but his cross is comfortably held by Banks. Moore breaks up a German attack and passes to Ball, who in turn passes to Bobby Charlton. Cut to Moore passing to Hunt, whose cross into the box is cleared by the German defence. A German attack is thwarted by Cohen, whose interception is directed back towards Banks. Close-up of young man in crowd chewing gum.

Cross by Germany's Haller is punched clear by Banks to Emmerich, whose return shot is cleared by Moore. Cut to German area where a poor clearance is shot home by Peters to put England into the lead. Mobbed by teammates, then shot of jubilant crowd. Stiles passes to Ball, whose cross is headed wide by Peters. Shot of crowd at the front of terracing. Ball passes to Wilson, whose cross is headed clear. A long ball from the Germans is cut out by Jackie Charlton and launched back into their half. From another German attack a tame shot is easily collected by Banks. Waving German flags in the crowd as Germany attack. A scramble in the England goalmouth and Webber equalises for Germany. Jubilant German players. Then the scoreborad showing the score.

In the first period of extra time, Ball's shot is tipped over the bar by Tilkowski. Another England attack sees a shot from Bobby Charlton pushed onto the post by the German keeper. Sot of English bench, with appre- hensive Ramsey, Cocker, and Harold Sheperdson. Hurst controls a cross from the right, pivots, and sends a shot crashing onto the underside of the crossbar. England claim a goal and after consulting with the Russian linesman, the Swiss referee awards a goal to the dismay of the Germans. They surround the linesman while England jubilantly return to the centre circle. Crowd shown wildly waving Union Jacks. Scoreboard shows the score. Banks fields a German shot and England players can be seen encouraging teammates. The German keeper throws the ball out and looks disconsolant. He then retrieves the ball fron another English attack. Hurst breaks through and shoots home left- footed for England's fourth goal, and his hat trick. The English bench are shown leaping to their feet.

The Swiss referee blows for full time and we see the England reserve, Jimmy Greaves, in a suit and tie, come on to the pitch to congratulate his teammates. Another reserve, Jimmy Amfield, hugs Moore and Cocker hugs Ball and Stiles. Moore leads his team up the steps to the Royal Box where Queen Elizabeth presents him with the Jules Rimet Trophy. Sir Stanley Rous and Prince Philip can also be seen. The England team in turn collect their winner's medals. Moore hoists the trophy towards the crowd and then descends the steps with his teammates to backslapping from jubilant fans. The German team do a lap of honour waving to the crowd. A joyous crowd scene before a melee of pressmen jostling for photos. Jack Charlton waves towards the camera, and his brother Bobby hugs captain Moore. Shots of various English players before Moore hoists the trophy aloft. More happy crowd scenes. Then a toothless Stiles, skipping on the pitch with the trophy. The rest of the team take turns to hold the trophy as they continue their lap of honour.

English fans as they continue their lap of honour. English fans, one with a huge rosette, before a shot of an unflappable Ramsey on the pitch. High shot of pitch activity then more Union Jack waving fans. Headshot of Bobby Charlton and Ray Wilson before Moore is hoisted onto the shoulders of his team mates for the press. The End title over laurel and cockerel.


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