Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese (Faut pas prendre les enfants du bon Dieu pour des canards sauvages)

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Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese
(Faut pas prendre les enfants
du bon Dieu pour des canards sauvages)
Faut pas prendre les enfants du bon Dieu pour des canards sauvages Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Michel Audiard
Release Date 1968
Language French
Studio Gaumont International
Main Cast
Character Actor
Rita Marlène Jobert
Leontine Françoise Rosay
Charles the Temeraire Bernard Blier
Fred the Elegant André Pousse
Tiburce Claude Rollet
Ruffin Paul Frankeur


Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese (Faut pas prendre les enfants du bon Dieu pour des canards sauvages) is a 1968 French crime comedy directed by Michel Audiard. A Parisian gangster Fred the Elegant (André Pousse) robs the armored car, loaded with gold ingots. Fred's girlfriend Rita (Marlène Jobert) wants to get a share of the loot so she makes a conspiracy with another gangster, Charles the Temeraire (Bernard Blier). Charles successfully captures the gold but keeps all for himself. Rita, deceived by Charles and pursued by enraged Fred, runs to her elderly aunt Leontine (Françoise Rosay), the retired "godmother" of French criminal world whom both Charles and Fred are afraid of.


The following weapons were used in the film Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese (Faut pas prendre les enfants du bon Dieu pour des canards sauvages):

Contents


Revolvers

Single Action Army

Leontine's (Françoise Rosay) favoured gun is the Single Action Army revolver.

Cimarron Model P (Copy of the Single Action Army) Nickel Finish - .45 Long Colt
Leontine's image on a trivision billboard surprises Charles' henchman, firing her SAA revolver.
A pair of Leontine's revolvers.

Colt 1849 Pocket

When Leontine's (Françoise Rosay) image appears on the trivision billboard, she dual-wields SAA and Colt 1849 Pocket revolvers.

Colt 1849 Pocket with 4" barrel - .31 caliber.
Leontine holds a pair of revolvers.

Mle 1892 Revolver

In the scene on the shooting range Charles' henchman (Dominique Zardi) is seen with Mle 1892 Revolver.

Modèle d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
Charles' henchman (second from the left) fires the Luger P08 and the revolver.
The revolver of the henchman (Dominique Zardi) is seen.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

In the scene on the shooting range another henchman holds a pair of revolvers that appear to be Smith & Wesson Military & Police.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
The man in center holds a pair of revolvers.
Another view of this henchman.

Pistols

Mauser C96

Charles (Bernard Blier) is armed with a pair of Mauser C96 pistols during the robbery of Fred the Elegant. He also holds a Mauser in the final scene.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Charles aims his Mauser pistols on Fred's gang.
Charles threatens Leontine with his Mauser in the final scene.
Another view of Charles' Broomhandle.

Browning Hi-Power

Charles' henchman holds the Browning Hi-Power during the robbery of Fred the Elegant. In another scene Ruffin (Paul Frankeur) disarms Tiburce (Claude Rollet) of his Hi-Power.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian manufacture) - 9x19mm
The henchman at the left holds the Hi-Power.
Ruffin takes Tiburce's pistol, holding him at gunpoint with his Walther P38.

Walther P38

Walther P38 is widely used by Ruffin (Paul Frankeur). While on the shooting range, Charles (Bernard Blier) dual-wields the Luger P08 Artillery and the Walther P38.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Suddenly awakened, Ruffin draws his P38 and M1911A1.
Ruffin stops Tiburce.
Charles fires his pistols at the left.

Luger P08

Several Luger P08 pistols are seen in hands of Charles' henchmen when they prepares for the attack on Leontine. While on the shooting range, Charles (Bernard Blier) himself fires the Luger P08 Artillery, dual-wielded with the Walther P38.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Luger LP08 long barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm
The henchman at the left takes the P08 from the crate.
Charles dual-wields P08 Artillery and P38.
The same scene. Charles fires his pistols at the left. Next to him his henchman (Dominique Zardi) fires the standard P08 and the revolver.

M1911A1

The nickel plated M1911A1 is one of Ruffin's (Paul Frankeur) pistols. The M1911A1 is also seen in gun crate on Charles' base of operations.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Suddenly awakened, Ruffin draws his Walther P38 and M1911A1.
The M1911A1 is seen in the crate.

Submachine Guns

Sterling

Sterling SMGs are used by Charles' henchmen in several scenes.

Sterling L2A3 (Mk.4) - 9x19mm
The henchman (Dominique Zardi) at the right holds the Sterling.
The henchman holds Fred (André Pousse) at gunpoint with his Sterling.
Another view of the Sterling.
The tall henchman (second from the right) fires the Sterling SMG on the shooting range.

Lanchester Mk. I

Lanchester Mk. I SMG is also used during the robbery of Fred the Elegant.

Lanchester Mk. I - 9x19mm
The henchman at the left loads his Lanchester.
The Lanchester is seen at the left.
The henchman with Lanchester stands behind Charles. The shape of the front sight matches Lanchester and differs from Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II. The bayonet lug also can be seen.

Thompson M1A1

The Thompson M1A1 with drum magazine is also used during the robbery of Fred the Elegant. Note: while drum magazines aren't standard for M1A1s, such combination is often seen in 1960s-70s French movies.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
The second from the left holds the Thompson.

Beretta M1938A

The Beretta M1938A is seen when Charles' gang prepares for the attack on Leontine.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm
Charles' henchman takes the Beretta M1938A from the crate.
The same man holds Beretta M1938A and Sterling SMG at the right.

Machine Guns

Chatellerault M1924/29

Charles' henchman uses the Chatellerault M1924/29 during the robbery of Fred the Elegant.

Chatellerault M1924/29 Light Machine Gun - 7.5x54mm
The tall man in center readies the machine gun.
The same henchman holds the machine gun.
The same henchman holds the Chatellerault M1924/29 at the right.



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