Dead Season (Myortvyy sezon)

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Dead Season (Myortvyy sezon)
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Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Savva Kulish
Release Date 1968
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Col. Konstantin Timofeevich Ladeynikov Donatas Banionis
Ivan Pavlovich Savushkin Rolan Bykov
Gen. Pavel Konstantinovich Bocharov Sergei Kurilov
Capt. Aleksey Nikolaevich Muravyov Gennadiy Yukhtin
Police Chief Smith Ants Eskola
Dr. Richard Haas alias Prof. Born Vladimir Erenberg
Father Mortimer Leonhard Merzin
Greban Mauri Raus


Dead Season (Myortvyy sezon) is a Soviet 1968 two-part spy movie directed by Savva Kulish. Soviet intellegence officer Ladeynikov (Donatas Banionis) investigate the activities of former Nazi war criminal Dr. Haas (Vladimir Erenberg) who works under a new name in a pharmaceutical center in a small resort town of Dargate. Haas continues his wartime research of a psycho-chemical agent RH. Since Ladeynikov is unaware of Hass's appearance, he is assisted by Ivan Savushkin (Rolan Bykov) who in 1944 escaped from a POW camp where Hass was testing his gas. Together Ladeynikov and Savushkin must identify and stop Haas.


The following weapons were used in the film Dead Season (Myortvyy sezon):

Contents


Pistols

Beretta M1934

Beretta M1934 are used by Konstantin Timofeevich Ladeynikov (Donatas Banionis), Richard Haas (Vladimir Erenberg), chief of Dargate police Smith (Ants Eskola) and Catrine (Anda Zaice), secretary of Prof. O'Reilly.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
A Beretta on Smith's table.
Smith takes his pistol.
Ladeynikov holds a Beretta (at the right).
Ladeynikov's pistol is seen on the table.
Haas holds a Beretta (at the right).
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A good view of Haas' Beretta during the grapple.
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Catrine fires a Beretta.

Vis wz. 35

In one scene Greban (Mauri Raus), an agent of BND (West Germany Federal Intelligence Service) draws a Vis wz. 35 pistol from a glovebox of his car. Possibly same prop is seen in several other Lenfilm productions, like Makar-sledopyt and Moy drug Ivan Lapshin.

Vis wz. 35 - 9x19mm
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Greban draws a Vis.

Tokarev TT-33

When Greban fires, his Vis wz. 35 switches to a TT-33.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version
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Greban fires a TT.

Footage

A rifle that is supposed to be an M1 Carbine, and some other military equipment are seen in footage from some TV show.

World War II Era M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
A character of the show aims a rifle. It resembles M1 Carbine.
A character of the show carries a typical British pattern revolver holster for Webley revolvers.
Two rifles, supposedly M1 Carbines, are seen. The one at the left seems to have a bayonet lug.
An ancient muzzleloading cannon.

Trivia

Police of Dargate carry holsters for Makarov PM. Such white holsters were issued to Soviet GAI (traffic police).



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