Dictator's Guns, The (L'Arme à gauche)
The Dictator's Guns (Original title: L'Arme à Gauche > "The Clumsy Weapon") is a 1965 European international co-production crime drama film directed by Claude Sautet ("The Big Risk", "Max and the Junkmen").
The French title is derived from the French military term for the rifle, as the saber (the Arme Blanche or "Pure Weapon") was considered more elegant.
Captain Jacques Cournot (Lino Ventura), a freelance boat captain, arrives on the Caribbean island of Santo Domingo. He is hired by the entrepreneur Hugo Hendrix (Alberto de Mendoza) to advise him before he buys a luxury yacht. The next day, however it is revealed that the yacht was stolen overnight and Mr. Hendrix is missing. Captain Cournot becomes the prime suspect for the police because all circumstances point to him. The owner of the yacht, Mrs. Rae Osborne (Sylva Koscina), persuades the captain to help her find it. The yacht is uninsured and is the only thing her late husband left her. Cournot lets her hire him to clear his name and clear himself from suspicion. Cournot doesn't need much work to find out who was behind it. Morrison (Leo Gordon) is a thief, a murderer and an arms dealer and has a gang of rogues to help him. Jacques and Rae must find the yacht during a hurricane, defeat Morrison and his men, and rescue the captive Mr. Hendrix.
The following weapons were used in the film Dictator's Guns, The (L'Arme à gauche):
Some characters are seen with an Astra 600 pistol.
One of thugs pulls from his breast pocket a Walther P38 pistol.
Cargo of crates on yacht contained ammunition and M1903 Springfield rifles.
Sporterized M1903 Springfield
Among a weapons in crates was also one Sporterized M1903 Springfield sniper rifle.