Film ID:
YFA 978

THE GREAT SPORTING EPIC: THE NETBALL MATCH OF THE CENTURY

1930s

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Description

This is a whimsical film about a netball match between men and women who worked in the architectural office at Sheffield Town Hall.

Title: ‘The Great Sporting Epic’ ‘The Netball Match of the Century’  ‘Kinman’s Cuties: Paralysing Patricio, Magnificent Margaret, Juicy Joan, Amorous Ann, Shimmering Sheila, Breathtaking Brenda, Irresistible Isobel.’

The film begins with some women sitting in an office typing.  There is a photograph of Kenneth Moore in the background, knitting and reading a magazine.  Two pairs of legs can be seen:  one man’s the other a woman’s, the latter going up onto tiptoe! 

Intertitle: ‘Mundy’s Monsters.  Warrior Wildgust.  Badger Baldwin =Juvenile Joe.  Monty Mead = Crushable Cox.  Petrifying Pringle = Muscly Mung.’ 

A group of men are lined up in a field in silly costumes.

Intertitle: ‘The Match’ 

The women emerge from a changing room with a woman referee, and both teams run onto the field.  The referee blows her whistle, and the two captains toss a coin to start.  The netball match gets underway with a lot of larking about.

Intertitle: ‘Winning goal’.  A man has climbed up the net pole, and he places the ball through it.  The men are then shown all exhausted, and the film comes to an end.