|Five Gates to Hell
|| United States
||Twentieth Century Fox
||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Five Gates to Hell (1959) is adventure war drama that followed two doctors, seven nurses and one nun who are kidnapped by guerrillas during the war in French Indochina. The reason is to save the dying commander of fighters. Efforts to rescue the commander's life but it does not work out. Women are exploited to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers. Later when most partisans go into action, tries to escape. Starred Dolores Michaels, Patricia Owens and Neville Brand. The film was directed by James Clavell, the author/screenwriter/director who himself was a POW during World War II and later became well known for his epic novels set in Asia and later were adapted into such successful television miniseries such as Shogun.
The following weapons were used in the film Five Gates to Hell:
Chen Pamok (Neville Brand) and his deputy officer Gung Sa (Benson Fong) carry a Colt M1911A1 pistols. This gun seized also Athena Roberts (Dolores Michaels) and Joy (Patricia Owens).
World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Gung Sa (Benson Fong) pulls his pistol from holster.
Chen aims a gun at Dr. John Richter (Ken Scott
M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun"
Several main characters are seen using a M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun".
M3 "Grease Gun" .45 ACP. The later model M3A1 would eliminate the crank lever for cocking the bolt, and instead used a simple hole in the bolt for the shooter to use their finger.
Joy (Patricia Owens) has a problem with her gun.
Several guerilla men carry MP40s. This submachine gun holds in some scene also Chioko (Nobu McCarthy) and Yvette (Greta Chi).
Vietnamesse guerilla with MP40
in his hand.
Chioko (Nobu McCarthy) (right) carries also this SMG.
Yvette (Greta Chi) (left) with MP40
slung over her schoulder.
Some Chen's men are armed with a M1 Carbines.
Korean War Era M1 Carbine, with Birch Stock, Adjustable sight, bayonet lug, and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine.
Maxim MG08 machine gun is seen at the guerilla's guard post on a road.
Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Mk 2 hand grenade
Various characters in movie are seen carry the Mk 2 hand grenades.
Mk 2 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Chen Pamok (Neville Brand
) carries hand grenades hung on his belt.