Cobra, The

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The Cobra
CobraPoster.jpg
USA theatrical release poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Mario Sequi
Release Date 1967
Language Italian
Studio Italian International Film/PFESA
Distributor American International Pictures (USA release)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Cpt. Kelly Dana Andrews
Mike Rand Pietro Martellanza
Lou Anita Ekberg
The Cobra Jesús Puente



The Cobra (Il Cobra, 1967, but released in the US in 1968) is a Spanish-Italian spy movie starring Dana Andrews, Pietro Martellanza (credited as Peter Martell) and Anita Ekberg. Mike Rand (Pietro Martellanza), a retired Federal Bureau of Narcotics agent, is hired again by his former boss, Capt. Kelly (Dana Andrews), to find the mysterious Cobra (Jesus Puente), the head of a gang that smuggles opium from China through the Middle East to the US.

The following weapons were used in the movie The Cobra:

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Handguns

Luger P08

Killer (Guido Lollobrigida), a hitman working for Cobra uses a silenced Luger to kill Betty, another FBN agent. Several Cobra henchmen also use Lugers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Killer(Guido Lollobrigida) with the suppressed Luger.
A closeup at a henchman's Luger.

S&W Model 10

Mike Rand's (Pietro Martellanza) choice of firearm is a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver. At the start of the movie he pawns it, but buys it back with the money he borrowed from Kelly. Rand carries the gun tucked in his trousers. This saves his life, when Crane (George Eastman) shoots him, as the bullet is stopped by the handle of the revolver. A henchwoman of Cobra, pretending to be Gamal's girlfriend, tries to kill Rand with his own gun, but he takes it away from her.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with long barrel and Gold Medallion grips - .38 Special
Rand pawns his S&W to the Turk.
Rand buys back the S&W.
Rand sneaks up on Killer's hideout.
Rand outside Killer's hideout.
Rand puts away his revolver, just before Crane shoots him.
Kelly shows the bullet in the handle of the revolver to Rand.
Rand wrestles the SW out from the hitwoman's hand.

Browning Hi-Power

Crane (George Eastman) has a Browning Hi-Power when Cobra orders him to kill Rand and Kelly, however Lou (Anita Ekberg) manages to knock it out from his hand.

Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm
Crane points his gun at Kelly and Rand.
Crane takes out his gun again...
...and points it at Rand.

Walther P38

A Cobra agent (Jacques Stany), who pretends to be FBN agent Alan Burton, has a Walther P38, but he gets shot by Rand, before he can use it. At the final showdown Cobra himself uses a Walther P38. Several of Cobra's henchmen also carry Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 with synthetic grips - 9x19mm
A Walther even appears during the opening credits.
Rand shoots the impostor.
Kelly shoots at a thug with a Walther.
On of Cobra's thugs (an uncredited Pietro Torrisi).
Cobra tries to bargain with Rand.

Colt M1911

During the final battle Kelly and the commander of the US commandos (Claudio Ruffini) have Colt M1911s. Crane also seems to have traded his Browning for a Colt, but Rand takes it away from him, and uses it for the rest of the fight. He finally kills Cobra with it.

Colt M1911 - .45 ACP
Kelly and the commando officer outside Cobra's base.
Rand knocks out Crane.
Rand hides from a searchlight inside Cobra's base.
Rand shoots Cobra.
Kelly stands with a Colt in his hand.

Submachine guns

Sten Mk II

Sten Mk IIs appear in abundance throughout the movie. Many of Cobra's henchmen use Stens. Corinne (Elisa Montes) gives one to Rand when she helps him, Kelly and Lou escape from Cobra (although it magically turns into an MP40 for a few seconds when Rand actually uses it). The US commandos, who attack Cobra's HQ at the end, are also armed with Stens. Interestingly, their commander mentions to Kelly during the briefing, that they are all armed with M14s, but no actual M14s appear in the movie.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Cobra's henchmen hold Kelly and Rand at gunpoint.
The bad guys search Rand.
Li Fang (E. Chang) finds the chart detailing Cobra's plans on Rand.
One of Cobra's thugs.
Rand takes away the Sten of a guard, while infiltrating on of Cobra's bases.
Rand sneaks around Cobra's base.
Li Fang shoots Lou.
The US commandos attack Cobra's HQ.
The commando officer and Sadek (Omar Zolficar) look at Cobra's corpse.

MP28

Cobra's henchmen carry MP28s during the final showdown.

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II - 9x19mm
A dropped MP28 on the far left.
Rand attacks a guard, who has an MP28.

MP40

While escaping from Cobra Rand gets a Sten, but it suddenly turns into an MP40 when shoots at the thugs chasing them, and then turns back into a Sten. Some of Cobra's henchmen also have MP40s during the final fight.

MP40 - 9x19mm
The Sten turns into an MP40 as Rand shoots at the thugs chasing them.
And the MP40 turns back into a Sten.
Rand shoots a thug, who drops an MP40.

Rifles

Unknown rifles

A guard at Cobra's HQ has a bolt action rifle, and shoots some commandos with it, before he gets killed by Rand. It is hard to determine what kind of rifle he uses, since we only get a brief shot at the rifle, but it seems, that it's a Mauser rifle, probably a Spanish M43, since the movie was shot in Spain.

Mauser M43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The guard kills two commandos...
...and gets killed by Rand.

The impostor pretending to be Alan Burton shows a picture of Kelly during the Korean War. However what he doesn't know is, that Rand took that picture himself, thus giving himself away. As the picture is small, it's hard to determine what kind of rifles the soldiers are holding, but it appears they are holding M1 Carbines.

The picture taken by Rand on the first day of the first counteroffensive in Korea.



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