Ed Wood is a 1994 biographical comedy of director Edward D. Wood Jr. that was directed by Tim Burton and starred Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette and Bill Murray. The film chronicles part of Ed Wood's career as writer, producer and director of some of the worst films ever made and his cross-dressing. Martin Landau received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as an elderly and washed up Bela Lugosi, and legendary makeup artist Rick Baker won the third of his SEVEN Academy Awards for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for transforming Landau into Legosi.
The following weapons were used in the film Ed Wood (1994):
Conrad Brooks (Brent Hinkley) carries a prop M1 Carbine in Ed Wood's play The Casual Company at the beginning of the film.
World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - .30 Carbine
Conrad Brooks as Bill with his M1 Carbine in The Casual Company
. The real Conrad Brooks actually has a cameo in the film as well.
Thompson Submachine Gun
A prop Thompson Submachine Gun hangs from a wall on a movie set.
M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
A prop Thompson on the wall. It has the Cutts compensator, yet lacks the top bolt actuator and rear sights, so it could just be a crude prop.
Webley Mk I
Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau) threatens to kill Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) and himself with a Webley Mk I. This is the only "real" gun in the film.
Webley Mk I - .455 Webley
Bela Lugosi greets Ed Wood with his revolver drawn.
Bela threatens to take Ed with him.
Colt Lawman MK III
Prop Colt Lawman MK III revolvers are used on the set of Plan 9 from Outer Space. Since Plan 9 from Outer Space was shot in 1956 and the Colt Lawman MK III wasn't produced until 1969, this is an anachronism.
Colt Lawman MkIII - .357 Magnum
Inspector Clay fires upon Vampire Girl as played by Vampira (Lisa Marie) and Ghoul Man as played by Tom Mason (Ned Bellamy
). Tom Mason was the chiropractor of the wife of Ed Wood who was infamously cast in Plan 9 from Outer Space
to double for Bela Lugosi, who had died before filming completed. Mason, who was taller and didn't really resemble Lugosi, had to cover half his face with a cape for all of his scenes.
Conrad Brooks as a policeman with the Colt Lawman. Note the unsupported ejector rod, Colt-style cylinder latch, and the placement of the screws on the frame.
Colt Official Police
Gregory Walcott (Daniel Riordan) playing Jeff Trent is armed with a Colt Official Police during the filming of Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Walcott with the Colt Official Police. In the film, he was merely introduced as the choir director of the church financing Plan 9 from Outer Space,
but in reality, Gregory Walcott was an established actor and actually had a significant role in Ed Wood.