|Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese|
(Faut pas prendre les enfants
du bon Dieu pour des canards sauvages)
Original French Poster
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):
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Charles fires his pistols at the left.
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.
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
The M1911A1 is seen in the crate.
Sterling SMGs are used by Charles' henchmen in several scenes.
Sterling L2A3 (Mk.4) - 9x19mm
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.
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.
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.
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.