Angel and Sinner (Boule de Suif)

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Angel and Sinner
Boule de Suif
AngelandSinnerCover.jpg
Movie Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Christian-Jaque
Release Date October 13, 1945
Language French
German
Studio Artès Films
Distributor Consortium du Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Élisabeth Rousset (Boule-de-suif) Micheline Presle
Madame Bonnet Berthe Bovy
La comtesse de Bréville Louise Conte
Le lieutenant prussien Louis Salou
Cornudet Alfred Adam


Angel and Sinner is a 1945 movie directed by Christian-Jaque. Normandy, 1870. Prostitute Élisabeth decides to leave France, occupied by the Prussian army. She leaves Rouen and heads for Le Havre in a stagecoach with a group of aristocrats. When the carriage stops at an inn, a Prussian officer forbids the passengers to continue their journey until Élisabeth spends the night with him. At first, she refuses to submit to the enemy, but out of pity for her fellow passengers, she relents. And still, the stagecoach did not get far - it is captured by Prussian soldiers. And all the women are taken to the sadistic lieutenant's castle.

This is the tenth film adaption based on the 1880 short story Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassant


The following weapons were used in the film Angel and Sinner (Boule de Suif):

Contents


Handguns

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A Prussian officer is seen with what appears to be an anachronistic Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver. Accurate sidearms for Prussian forces would be a Dreyse or a Colt 1851 Navy revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
The officer brandishes his revolver after firing.
Shortly after, he approaches the passengers of the carriage.
He shots at Cornudet (Alfred Adam) for having interfered.

Rifles

Chassepot Mle. 1866

French and Prussian soldiers are armed with period-correct Chassepot 1866 rifles. Actually, the main weapon of the Prussians at that time was the Dreyse Needle Gun.

Fusil Modèle 1866 Chassepot - 11mm
Le chef des francs-tireurs Henri (Georges Tourreil) hides with his Chassepot from a Prussian cavalry patrol in Rouen. The writing on the wall is addressed to Marshal of France François Achille Bazaine who was initially praised but despised after his surrender at the siege of Metz.
The smooth receiver is seen what distinguish it from the Gras Model 1874.
He walks up the stairs which offers a detailed view of the rifle.
A French soldier stands guard at a checkpoint.
Prussian soldiers hijack the carriage.
Two more Prussians searching for Élisabeth.

St. Etienne Mle. 1842T Musketoon

Some franc-tireurs (free shooters) are equipped with Mousqueton de gendarmerie modèle 1842T muzzleloading rifles.

Fusil d'infanterie Mle. 1842T St.Etienne - .69, the full length version for comparison.
Charleville 1777 AN IX De Cavallerie - .69 caliber, for comparison. The Mle. 1842 looks similar but has a slightly longer barrel.
A close up of the muzzle of La fille franc-tireur's (Berthe Tissen) rifle.
The free shooters ambush a Prussian carriage.
A rifle carried by Un franc-tireur (François Viguier) over his back.
Another franc-tireur on the left holds his rifle which shows the percussion cap.
A closer view of franc-tireur's rifle.

See Also

Boule de Suif Film Adaptions
Shanghai Express (1932)  •   Pyshka (1934)  •   Stagecoach (1939)  •   Boule de Suif (1945)




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