German-Speaking Emigrés
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Title of the Film THE GREAT GAME
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1953
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 80
Length (in meters) 2193
Colour b/w
Genre Comedy, drama
Based on/Source Play "Shooting Star" by Basil Thomas
Production Companies Advance Films
Producer(s) David Dent
Director Maurice Elvey
Cast James Hayter, Diana Dors, Thora Hird, John Laurie
Literature Kinematograph Weekly, 22 January 1953
Jewish Chronicle, 27 March 1953
Times, 31 March 1953
Monthly Film Bulletin, March 1953
Special notes Screenplay: Wolfgang Wilhelm

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