Behold a Pale Horse
Behold A Pale Horse is a 1964 movie that has faded into obscurity. It was directed by Fred Zinnemann (High Noon, From Here to Eternity, The Day of the Jackal). No doubt one of the things that hurt it at the box-office (in the United states) was it was a story about the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), an event that most Americans know little about. Gregory Peck plays Manuel Artiguez, a die-hard Republican (the side that lost) who lives in exile in Southern France, but continues to conduct raids into Northern Spain even though the war has been over for twenty years. His rival is Capt. Vinolas of the Guardia Civil, the national Spanish police, played by Anthony Quinn. After twenty years Vinolas (Anthony Quinn) believes he has finally has come up with a plan that will bring about the destruction of Artiguez (Gregory Peck). The stage is set for the final battle between the two men.
Trivia: General Franco, leader of the Nationalists side during the Spanish Civil War and Dictator of Spain for thirty-six years (1939-1975) banned this movie from playing in Spain.
The following firearms can be seen in Behold A Pale Horse (1964):
Mauser C96 Broomhandle
Sten Mk II
Several of the Guardia Civil officers use the Schmeisser MP28/II as their sidearm.
At the beginning of the movie, in 1939, the defeated Republicans are surrendering their firearms to the French authorities before crossing into France and safety. It appears that one of the Republican soldiers is carrying a PPSh-41 submachine gun (that in reality didn't exist in 1939).
Mauser Gewehr 1898 Rifle
Other Guardia Civil carry the Mauser Gewehr 1898. Though it would stand to reason the Spanish Police would carry Spanish Mausers the movie was filmed in France and there were probably an abundance of 1898 Mauser rifles in 1963. Possibly the Spanish Mauser was not yet so freely available.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 Scoped & Suppressed
When setting up the ambush the Guardia Civil call on the Spanish Army and get a sniper who appears to be equipped with a scoped and suppressed Mauser Gewehr 1898. Later Manuel (Gregory Peck) kills the sniper and uses the rifle to shoot one of his former comrades who has betrayed him.