If…. (1968) was the first film in director Lindsay Anderson’s “Mick Travis” trilogy (O Lucky Man!, Britannia Hospital). A savage black comedy about British society, the film starred Malcolm McDowell as Mick Travis, along with David Wood, Richard Warwick, Robert Swann, and Christine Noonan. Anderson filmed the movie in both color and black and white, for no other apparent reason than the director's whim. Public school students conduct a vicious war of retaliation against arbitrary authority.
The following firearms were used in the film If...:
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk Is are used by the students serving in the public school's Combined Cadet Force and was used by the students, General Denson (Anthony Nicholls) and British soldiers during the shootout towards the end of the film. Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) and one of his friends used bayonet-fixed Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifles to shoot live .303 British rifle ammunition at the cadets and the teachers when they lined up for a meal while on a training exercise with the school's Combined Cadet Force. Mick also used his bayonet fixed No. 4 rifle to intimidate the school's vicar after Mick and his friends fired live ammunition at the cadets and teachers during the training exercise.
Bren Light Machine Gun
Webley Mk IV
M1 Garand rifles are seen racked up in the school's Combined Cadet Force armoury but are not used in the movie.
An Austro-German Granatenwerfer 16 grenade launcher is seen in the cellar underneath the stage amongst various munitions.
Sten Mark III
Sten Mk III submachine guns are used by Mick's friends, The Girl, the students, the students' parents, the members of the Combined Cadet Force and British soldiers during the shootout towards the end of the film. Sten guns were also seen in the hands of the Combined Cadet Force members while on a training exercise earlier in the film.
Vickers MK1 Machine Gun
A Vickers MK1 Machine Gun is used by Mick and by CCF students.
MP40s were seen among the collection of military firearms under the main hall.
Springfield M1903A3 rifles can also be seen racked up in the Combined Cadet Force armoury.
Ordnance ML 3 inch Mortar
Throughout the film, students fire a British Ordnance ML 3 inch Mortar.