Inglorious Bastards, The
The Inglorious Bastards (originally titled Quel maledetto treno blindato) is a 1978 Italian World War II film directed by Enzo G. Castellari and starring Bo Svenson, Fred Williamson, and Ian Bannen. It is the most famous example of "Macaroni Combat," which was the war movie equivalent of the "Spaghetti Western." Like The Dirty Dozen and Play Dirty, the protagonists are a rag-tag bunch of prisoners, behind enemy lines on a dangerous mission. Director and writer Quentin Tarantino paid homage to this film with the title of his 2009 World War II film Inglourious Basterds, but other than cameos by both Svenson and Castellari, the two films have little in common.
Partway through filming, the Italian government imposed a ban on blank firing weapons due to increased terrorist activity. Since finishing the film abroad would've been too expensive, the film was only completed with rewrites, replicas, careful editing and camera tricks. The castle assault, for example, was rewritten with slingshots, crossbows and halberds replacing guns.
The M1928A1 Thompson is the most widely used American weapon in the film. Private Fred Canfield and Lt. Robert Yeager as well as everyone else in their group uses them.
The MP40 is by far the most used German weapon in the film. Like most war movies of the era, German troops are shown using them almost exclusively. The Lt. Yeager and his group use them when disguised as Germans.
M3 Grease Gun
A member of the French Resistance can be seen briefly with an M3 Grease Gun.
Sten Mk II
Some members of the French Resistance are armed with Sten Mk II submachine guns.
Both German and French are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. The German rifles have hooded front sights.
A French Resistance member is seen armed with an M1 Garand in one scene.
Some members of the French Resistance are armed with M1 carbines.
American troops as well as the French Resistance are seen with M1903 Springfield rifles.
The MG42 is used extensively by the Germans and the French in the film. Fred Williamson has said in interviews that some guns only shot sparks, and many of the MG42s in the film seem to do just that.
Browning M2 Aircraft
A Browning M2 Aircraft machine gun is seen in the American base in the beginning of the film.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Both sides use Model 24 Stielhandgranates.