|| United States
||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
China Gate (1957) was written, produced and directed by Samuel Fuller (The Steel Helmet, Pickup on South Street, Merrill's Marauders) and was set during the First Indochina War. The film starred Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat “King” Cole, Lee Van Cleef, Neyle Morrow, and James Hong. The French Foreign Legion sends a small team on a dangerous sabotage mission in communist-controlled North Vietnam.
The following weapons were used in the film China Gate:
M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun"
Throughout the film, Legionnaires carry the M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun".
M3 "Grease Gun" .45 ACP. The later model M3A1 would eliminate the crank lever for cocking the bolt, and instead used a simple hole in the bolt for the shooter to use their finger.
Sgt. Brock enters Lucky Café, owned by Lucky Legs (Angie Dickinson
). Their son (Warren Hsieh) sits on the table in the background.
Goldie (Nat “King” Cole) cleans his “Grease Gun” as The Boy looks on.
A Legionnaire prepares a burial for a fallen comrade.
Throughout the film, Legionnaires carry the M1 Carbine.
Korean War Era M1 Carbine, with Birch Stock, Adjustable sight, bayonet lug, and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine.
Charlie (James Hong
) and other Legionnaires listen to the plan. The Legionnaire in the center carries a “Grease Gun.”
Lucky Legs leads the Legionnaires to their destination.
M1903A1 Springfield Rifle
Throughout the film, Legionnaires carry the M1903A1 Springfield rifle.
M1903A1 Springfield - .30-06.
A communist soldier carries the Springfield.
Browning M2 Heavy Barrel
Throughout the film, Legionnaires man the Browning M2 Heavy Barrel machine gun.
Browning M2HB on M3 tripod - .50 BMG.
The Browning is also seen in a communist observation post.
Communists fire a Browning M1919A4 from a patrol boat.
Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod, pre 1943 model with bolt latch - .30-06 Springfield.
Communists use an M1 Mortar against the Legionnaires from a patrol boat.
M1 Mortar with unfired rounds - 81mm.
M15 anti-tank mine
The Legionnaires avoid the M15 anti-tank mine.
120 mm Anti-aircraft Cannon
The communists operate a 120 mm Anti-aircraft cannon.
Posters of Ho Chi Minh, Josef Stalin, and Mao Zedong provide inspiration for the communists.