Five for Hell

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Five for Hell
Five for Hell-Poster.jpg
Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Release Date 1969
Language Italian; German
Studio Filmstar
SAC
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Glenn Hoffmann Gianni Garko
Obersturmbannführer Hans Mueller Klaus Kinski
Nick Amadori Aldo Canti (credited as Nick Jordan)
Al Siracusa Salvatore Borghese
Sgt. Sam McCarthy Samson Burke
Johnny 'Chicken' White Luciano Rossi
Helga Richter Margaret Lee


Five for Hell (also known as Five Into Hell; original title Cinque per l'inferno) is a 1969 Italian war adventure movie directed by Gianfranco Parolini. During the battle for Gustav Line in late 1943 US Army Lt. Glenn Hoffmann (Gianni Garko) and four G.I.s are sent in a mission to steal German secret plans. Their opponent is a German officer Hans Mueller (Klaus Kinski).


The following weapons were used in the film Five for Hell:

Contents


Handguns

Luger P08

Lt. Glenn Hoffmann (Gianni Garko), disguised as a German officer, carries a Luger P08. A suppressed Luger is used by Helga Richter (Margaret Lee) in one scene. German officers also carry Lugers but they are seen very blurry or holstered.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Helga Richter aims a suppressed Luger. Like nearly all movie suppressors, this one is fake.
The jointed arm is seen in bent position, showing that the Luger really fires.
Lt. Hoffmann fires his P08.
Obersturmbannführer Hans Mueller (Klaus Kinski) holds Helga Richter's suppressed Luger.

Walther P38

Walther P38 is seen in hands of Capt. Nixon (Mike Monty), disguised as a German officer during the scene of the training.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
Capt. Nixon holds a P38.
Another view at the pistol.

M1911A1

Lt. Hoffmann (Gianni Garko) and most if not all of his men carry M1911A1 pistols in holsters. Only Hoffman uses his pistol in action.

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
A pistol in Johnny White's holster.
Hoffman fires his pistol. In other hand he holds an M1A1 Thompson.
Hoffman drops his pistol in the final scene.

Submachine Guns

MP40

German soldiers carry MP40 submachine guns. In the final scene Obersturmbannführer Hans Mueller (Klaus Kinski) uses an MP40. MP40s are also used by G.I.s, disguised as Germans.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
G.I.s with Karabiner 98k rifles and MP40 SMGs, disguised as German soldiers, during the training of Lt. Hoffman's group.
A close view at the muzzle.
A German soldier fires his MP40.
German soldiers with MP40s.
German soldiers fire their MP40 in the final scene.
Obersturmbannführer Hans Mueller (incorrectly depicted with a standartenführer's insignia) with MP40.

M3 "Grease Gun"

M3 "Grease Gun" are used by Sgt. Sam McCarthy (Samson Burke), Pvts. Nick Amadori (Aldo Canti), Al Siracusa (Salvatore Borghese) and Johnny White (Luciano Rossi). In two(!) scenes McCarthy is identified as an American in disguise because he has an American SMG.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
Sgt. McCarthy, disguised as a German soldier, fires his M3.
A watchful German soldier notices McCarthy's "Grease Gun".
Lt. Hoffmann (Gianni Garko) with M1A1 Thompson, McCarthy and Johnny White with M3s.
Al Siracusa holds his SMG. A crank lever allows to identify the SMG as original M3.
Nick Amadori and Johnny White fire their M3s. A pistol is seen in White's holster, supposedly an M1911A1.
A close view at firing M3.
Al Siracusa fires his M3.
Al Siracusa holds his M3 in the final scene. Two magazines are jungle-taped.

M1A1 Thompson

M1A1 Thompson is used by Lt. Hoffmann (Gianni Garko). Al Siracusa (Salvatore Borghese) is briefly seen with Thompson in one scene.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Al Siracusa runs with Thompson.
Lt. Hoffmann with Thompson. Next to him is Sgt. Sam McCarthy (Samson Burke) with M3 SMG.
The Thompson is seen.
A close view at the SMG.
Hoffmann fires his Thompson in the final scene.
Hoffmann holds discharged Thompson.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Most German soldiers carry Karabiner 98k rifles. They are also used by G.I.s, disguised as Germans, and stand for M1903 Springfield rifles in the opening scene of basic training of G.I.s.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Pvt. Nick Amadori (Aldo Canti) during the basic training. Note that the bayonet is fitted to the rifle with black tape.
Pvt. Johnny White (Luciano Rossi) holds his rifle during the training.
A close view at the muzzle of White's rifle.
G.I.s with 98k rifles and MP40 SMGs, disguised as German soldiers, during the training of Lt. Hoffman's group.
Sgt. McCarthy (Samson Burke), disguised as a German soldier, carries a 98k rifle.
A German soldier holds a rifle.
A close view at the muzzle.
German firing squad with rifles.
A German soldier fires his rifle in the final scene.
A German soldier reloads his rifle in the final scene.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

In one scene an Italian carabinier carries a Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52mm
A muzzle and folded bayonet are seen.
A carabinier with his rifle.

Machine Guns

MG42

An MG42 on tripod is used by G.I.s, disguised as Germans, during the training of Lt. Hoffmann's group. An MG42 on tripod is used by German soldiers. In the final scene Nick Amadori (Aldo Canti) fires it.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92mm Mauser
Fake Germans with an MG42 during the training.
An MG on German position.
Nick Amadori fires MG42.
Nick Amadori at the machine gun.

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers use Model 24 Stielhandgranates in several scenes.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" stick grenade with fragmentation sleeve
German soldiers throw grenades during the chase.
A German soldier throws a grenade in the final scene.

Mk 2 hand grenade

In one scene Lt. Glenn Hoffmann (Gianni Garko) and Sgt. Sam McCarthy (Samson Burke) use Mk 2 hand grenades.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Sgt. McCarthy, disguised as a German soldier, readies to throw a grenade.
McCarthy throws a grenade.



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