Last Attraction (Posledniy attraktsion), The

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The Last Attraction
(Posledniy attraktsion)
Posledniy attraktsion Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Ivan Pravov
Olga Preobrazhenskaya
Release Date 1929
Language Silent
Studio Sovkino
Main Cast
Character Actor
Masha Raisa Puzhnaya
Kurapov Ivan Bykov
Serge Aleksandr Sashin
Klim Vislogubiy Naum Rogozhin
Polly Elena Maksimova
Vanechka Leonid Yurenev


The Last Attraction (Posledniy attraktsion) is a 1929 Soviet B&W silent adventure comedy directed by Ivan Pravov and Olga Preobrazhenskaya. The story depicts the adventures of a travelling circus troupe during the Russian Civil War.


The following weapons were used in the film The Last Attraction (Posledniy attraktsion):

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

A Nagant M1895 revolver is seen in hands of a White Army officer during the attack of the Red cavalry.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38R Nagant. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
An officer draws his Nagant.
He fires at attacking Reds.

Pistols

Mauser C96

Commissar Kurapov (Ivan Bykov) carries a Mauser C96 pistol. Some other Reds and Whites also carry Mauser C96 pistols. During the performance for White officers, Vanechka (Leonid Yurenev) holds two Mauser pistols in the role of the "evil Commissar".

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Kurapov carries a Mauser C96 in holster.
Kurapov opens the holster...
...and pulls the pistol out a little.
A White officer at the left carries a Mauser in holster.
Vanechka in the role of the "evil Commissar" holds two Mauser pistols and carries a number of RG-14 hand grenades.

FN Model 1900

One-eyed White Army officer (uncredited) carries an FN Model 1900 pistol.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
The officer's pistol on the table.
In the scene inside the tank the officer draws his pistol. The pistol holster is seen.
Vanechka (Leonid Yurenev) with the officer's pistol.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles are widely used by both Reds and Whites.

Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
An M1891 Infantry rifle with bayonet is seen at the right.
A Red Army man at the left holds an M1891 Infantry rifle.
Several Red Army men, watching the circus performance, hold M1891 Infantry rifles. Some of them wear French Adrian helmets that are very rarely seen in the Soviet films about the Civil War.
A Red sailor carries an M1891 Infantry rifle and an RG-14 hand grenade.
A White Cossack at the right carries an M1891 Infantry rifle.
Two centries in the White headquarters hold M1891 Infantry rifles.
A Cossack at the foreground reloads an M1891 Infantry rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon

White Cossacks are mostly armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifles. Some Reds also have Dragoon rifles.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
During the performance in a village, Serge (Aleksandr Sashin) with an M1891 Dragoon rifle symbolises the Red Army.
A White Cossack at the left holds an M1891 Dragoon rifle.
A Cossack in center holds an M1891 Dragoon rifle.
A Cossack at the right carries an M1891 Dragoon rifle.
A Red sailor at the left carries an M1891 Dragoon rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine

A Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine is seen in hands of a crewmember of the White tank.

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A crewmember of the tank stands on guard with the M1907 Carbine. Note the short barrel.
He leaves the tank under the order of the officer.

Arisaka Type 30 or Type 38

What seems to be Arisaka Type 30 or Type 38 rifles are seen among the guns of Reds.

For comparison: Arisaka Type 30 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
For comparison: Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
What seems to be an Arisaka rifle is seen at the left in the scene in Red headquarters.
A Red Army man at the right holds a supposedly Arisaka rifle.

Unidentified rifle

One rifle, seen among the Red weapons, has an uncommon combination of the bayonet lug and the sling swivel on the top barrel band. There are few rifles that have such feature and exist in 1920s, one of them is an Enfield Pattern 14, and another one is a Ross Mk III, but this guess cannot be proved.

For comparison: Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK
For comparison: Ross Mk III Model 1910 - .303 British
A rifle of unidentified model is seen in center.

Machine Guns

Hotchkiss Mk.I

Several Hotchkiss Mk.I machine guns are mounted on the Mark V Composite tank.

Hotchkiss Mk.I - .303 British
The barrel of a Hotchkiss machine gun is seen.
Two machine guns are seen inside the tank.
The pistol grip of a machine gun is seen at the right. The shadow of another Hotchkiss is seen at the left.
A good view of the Hotchkiss inside the tank.

Other Weapons

RG-14 Hand Grenade

Some Red Army men are armed with RG-14 hand grenades. During the performance for White officers, Vanechka (Leonid Yurenev) carries a half a dosen grenades in the role of the "evil Commissar".

RG-14 Russian hand grenade (Model 1914 grenade)
A Red Army man in center carries an RG-14 grenade tucked into his belt.
Vanechka carries numerous grenades, preparing for the performance.
Posledniy attraktsion-Grenade-4.jpg
Vanechka's grenades are seen when he grapples with the White officer.

Trivia

Mark V Composite Tank

In the climactic scene the circus troupe help Reds to get the White Mark V Composite tank. Both exterior and interior views of the tank present.

Mk V tank enters the village. The 57 mm "6-pounder" gun is seen.
The frontal view of the tank.
The tank is seen from the back.

76.2 mm M1909 Mountain Gun

Two 3-inch M1909 mountain guns are used by Red troops.


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