Great Silence, The

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The Great Silence
Cinema Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Release Date 1968
Language Italian
Studio Adelphia Compagnia Cinematografica
Distributor 20th Century Fox Italia
Main Cast
Character Actor
Silence Jean-Louis Trintignant
Tigrero / Loco Klaus Kinski
Sheriff Burnett Frank Wolff
Pauline Vonetta McGee

The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) is a 1968 Italian Western directed by Sergio Corbucci and stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as Silence, a mute gunfighter and Klaus Kinski as Loco, leader of a group of ruthless bounty hunters. A conflict occurs between them when Silence is hired by the widow of a man murdered by Loco. The story, which takes place in 1896 in the mountains on the border between the USA and Mexico, was inspired by real events. The movie was filmed in the Italian Dolomites. Music by Ennio Morricone.

The following weapons were used in the film Great Silence, The:


Mauser C96

Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) uses a Mauser C96 with a wooden stock/holster as his primary weapon throughout the movie.

C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser fitted with holster/stock combo - 7.63x25mm..
Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) with his Mauser C96 and rifle stock attached.
Silence sets up his C96.
Pauline (Vonetta McGee) holds a Mauser C96 on the gravel.

Single Action Army

The Single Action Army is seen in the hands of everyone else in the movie.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
Loco (Klaus Kinski) fire a Single Action Army.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Regina (Marisa Merlini) aims a revolver at Loco.
Bounty-hunters execute the outlaws with Colt SAAs.

Unidentified revolver

Sheriff Burnett (Frank Wolff) carries a unidentified army revolver.


Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy"

The Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" is seen in the hands of numerous characters.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF.
Sheriff Burnett (Frank Wolff) tries to make his frozen Winchester 1866 work.
Then he attempts to use it as a club.
Silence's father loads his Winchester 1866.
He wisely remembers to keep his finger off the trigger.
Pollicut's "Sheriff" is also using the "Yellow Boy".
Loco hastily clears his Winchester of snow after retrieving it from hiding .
Almost every bounty-hunter in the execution scene has a Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy".


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