I Am the Law (Il prefetto di ferro)

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Il prefetto di ferro
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DVD Cover
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Pasquale Squitieri
Release Date 1977
Language Italian
Studio Rizzoli Film
Distributor Wild East Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Prefect Cesare Mori Giuliano Gemma
Anna Torrisi Claudia Cardinale
Donna di Gangi Lina Sastri
Brigand "Albanian" Francisco Rabal



I Am the Law (Original title: Il prefetto di ferro) is a 1977 Italian biographical crime drama directed by Pasquale Squitieri. The story takes place in 1925, when the Italian fascist government sent the new prefect of Sicily with the task of definitively destroy organized crime. Starring Giuliano Gemma as prefect Cesare Mori and Claudia Cardinale as Sicilian peasant woman Anna Torrisi.


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The following guns were used in I Am the Law (Il prefetto di ferro):


Double barreled shotgun

The most commonly seen weapons in the film are the Double barreled shotguns.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge. A typical exposed hammers shotgun with short barrels.
Upon arrival prefect Mori (Giuliano Gemma) in Palermo to deal with the local godfather.
Local villagers normally wears a hunting shotgun.
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Beretta M1934

Prefect Ceasare Mori (Giuliano Gemma) carry Beretta M1934 pistol as a reserve gun.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Mori had hidden his private gun in the trunk.
Prefect holds his Beretta in action against the mafia.

Steyr 1912 pistol

One of brigands shoots rebellious farmers pigs from a Steyr 1912 pistol.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm
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M1911A1

The assassin tried to kill the prefect in his office from M1911A1 pistol, but Mori (Giuliano Gemma) disarmed him.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
Prefect jumped after the assassin's hand with a gun.
The killer´s gun fell to the ground ...
... Mori picks it up.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

The Carabinieri prison guards were armed with a Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbines.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52mm
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Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle

Cavalry of Carabinieri are equipped with Carcano M91/38 Short Rifles.

Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle for Cavalry - 6.5mm
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Carcano M91/24

Carabinieri also use Carcano M91/24 rifles fitted with bayonets.

Carcano M91/24 - 6.5mm.
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Karabiner 98k

Some brigands are armed with a Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III

Prefect Mori (Giuliano Gemma) as well as some bandits will also appear with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifles.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British.
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MG42 (mocked up as Perino Machine Gun)

Carabinieri to conquer a fortress of brigand "Albanian" also help Perino Machine Guns (mocked MG42).

MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Perino Machine Gun - 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano.
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Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun

The next weapon deployed against brigands in the fort became the Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun.

M1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun with Tripod
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