Four Sons is a 1928 World War I silent film directed and produced by John Ford. The story takes place in Germany during the war where a Bavarian mother Bernle deals with her four young sons, three of them fighting for the German Empire and the other joins the U.S. Army. The movie is based on the novel "Grandmother Bernle Learns Her Letters" by I. A. R. Wylie and features a young John Wayne in an uncredited role as an American officer.
The following weapons were used in the film Four Sons:
A German Captain (Archduke Leopold of Austria) gives Major von Stomm (Earle Foxe) a Luger P08 to shoot himself.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
German soldiers including Franz (Ralph Bushman) and Johann Bernle (Charles Morton) carry Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles through the movie.
Springfield M1903 Mk 1
Mauser 98AZ Carbine
A Mauser 98AZ Carbine is very briefly seen in the background during the suicide of Major von Stomm (Earle Foxe).
Maxim MG 08
A Maxim MG 08 is carried by German soldiers at the railway station. A broken Maxim is later seen in a crater.