Monsieur Gangster

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Monsieur Gangster
Les tontons flingueurs poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Georges Lautner
Release Date 1963
Language French
Studio Gaumont Distribution
S.N.E. Gaumont
Corona Filmproduktion
Main Cast
Character Actor
Fernand Naudin Lino Ventura
Maitre Folace Francis Blanche
Raoul Volfoni Bernard Blier
Paul Volfoni Jean Lefebvre
Theo Horst Frank
Pascal Venantino Venantini
Bastien Mac Ronay
Patricia Sabine Sinjen
Antoine Delafoy Claude Rich


Monsieur Gangster (original title Les tontons flingueurs) is a 1963 French crime movie directed by Georges Lautner. Fernand Naudin (Lino Ventura), a former criminal turned an honest businessman, suddenly becomes a boss of a large crime empire after the former boss Louis the Mexican, Fernand's old buddy, dies. Now Fernand has not only to deal with other pretenders but also to become a second father for Louis' daughter Patricia.


The following weapons were used in the film Monsieur Gangster:

Contents


Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver with a sound suppressor is used by Maitre Folace (Francis Blanche) during Theo's attack at Fernand Naudin's estate.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Folace fires his revolver.
A close view at the revolver.
Folace holds his suppressed revolver in the scene in the extended cut version.

Bulldog revolver

A version of Webley Bulldog (supposedly of Belgian manufacture) is carried by Fernand Naudin (Lino Ventura) in one scene.

A Belgian version of Webley Bulldog with folding trigger - .320
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Pistols

Luger P08 Artillery model

A Luger P08 Artillery model is used by Theo (Horst Frank) in several scenes. During the attack on Fernand's estate Theo's Luger is fitted with a sound suppressor. In the final shootout Theo uses his pistol with attached holster-stock.

Luger LP08 long barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm
Theo in ambush with his suppressed long barreled Luger. Being a German, Theo uses only German firearms during the movie.
Another view at Theo's pistol.
Theo holds a Luger with holster-stock in the final shootout.
Due to a continuity error Pascal's (Venantino Venantini) Mauser C96 switches to an Artillery Luger and then back again.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

A Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" is a favoured handgun of Pascal (Venantino Venantini). In several scenes he uses his pistol with sound suppresser.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Pascal puts his Mauser in shoulder holster.
Pascal holds a suppressed Mauser during the attack of a killer in a car.
A close view at Pascal's pistol in the same scene.
Pascal holds his Mauser after the shootout.
Pascal with Mauser C96 and Mauser HSc pistols.
Pascal holds a suppressed Mauser during the attack on Theo's hideout.
A close view at the pistol.

Mauser HSc

Another pistol used by Pascal (Venantino Venantini) is a pocket Mauser HSc. Mauser HSc is also seen in hands of Theo (Horst Frank) and Vincent (Georges Nojaroff). In the final shootout Fernand (Lino Ventura) carries a Mauser HSc but never uses it in action.

A Nazi Germany Mauser HSc World War 2 Production - 7.65mm
Pascal with Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" and Mauser HSc pistols.
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Pascal shows Mauser HSc to Bastien (Mac Ronay). He calls this pistol "the newest model of Beretta".
Theo holds a Mauser HSc.
Fernand readies for the attack on Theo's hideout.
Vincent with Mauser HSc during the final shootout.

M1911-style pistols

M1911A1-style pistols are used by various characters in several scenes. Some or all of them can be Star Model Bs or Star Model Ps.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Star Model B Pistol, blued finish - 9x19mm
Star Model P - .45 ACP
In the opening scene dying Louis the Mexicain (Jacques Dumesnil) hides two pistols under his blanket. Pascal (Venantino Venantini) takes one of them.
Both Louis' pistols are seen.
Jean (Robert Dalban) holds Volfoni brothers at gunpoint.
Another view at Jean's pistol.
Maitre Folace (Francis Blanche) takes a pistol from Raoul Volfoni (Bernard Blier).
Fernand (Lino Ventura) takes a suppressed pistol before the attack at Theo's hideout.

Vis wz. 35

During the attack on Fernand's estate Jean (Robert Dalban) gives Fernand (Lino Ventura) a suppressed pistol that appears to be a Vis wz. 35.

Vis wz. 35 - 9x19mm
Jean takes a suppressed pistol from the safe and gives it to Fernand.
A grip of the pistol can be seen. Due to the shape of the grip and the hammer spur this pistol can be identified as Vis.
Vis is seen better on a screenshot from an extended cut.
Fernand cocks the pistol.

FN Model 1910

In one scene Paul Volfoni (Jean Lefebvre) carries a FN Model 1910 until he is disarmed.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Maitre Folace (Francis Blanche) takes the pistol from Paul Volfoni.

Ruby pistols

One of the pistols used by Jean (Robert Dalban) during the attack on Fernand's estate is a version of Ruby Pistol. A Liberty model, produced by Retolaza Hermanos, corresponds the screen pistol very well.

Retolaza Hermanos Liberty - .32 ACP
Jean fires. The pistol is suppressed but suppressor is off-screen.

Another Jean's suppressed pistol in the same scene also looks like some Ruby version. During the shootout Jean switches from one pistol to another or uses both pistols akimbo.

Jean fires his second pistol.

FN Model 1910/1922

In the extended cut version Jean (Robert Dalban) uses one more pistol during the attack on Fernand's estate: a FN Model 1910/1922. The pistol is suppressed, like all other firearms in this scene.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
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Jean holds FN Model 1910/22 and Ruby.

Undentifed pistols

Freddy (Henri Cogan) uses a suppressed pistol during the attack on Fernand's estate.

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Vincent (Georges Nojaroff) uses a suppressed pistol in the same scene.

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Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

During the first attempt to kill Fernand a PPSh-41 with drum magazine is used - a weapon, truly uncommon for French criminals!

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The killer (Jean Luisi) aims his SMG.
A side view at the PPSh.
The killer fires.
One more view at the PPSh.

Bergmann MP35/I

Theo (Horst Frank) used a Bergmann MP35/I when he makes an attempt to kill Volfoni brothers. During the final shootout Bastien (Mac Ronay) is armed with an MP35.

Bergmann MP35/I - 9x19mm
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Theo fires MP35.
Bastien shows his MP35 to Pascal who call Bastien "still a Resistance fighter at heart".
A close view at Bastien's SMG.
Bastien fires at Theo's car.

MP40

In the final scene Theo (Horst Frank) carries an MP40.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Theo loads his SMG.
Theo readies to fire.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

A Double Barreled Shotgun with sawn-off barrels and intact stock is used by Freddy (Henri Cogan) in the final shootout. He manages to fire it four times in a row without reloading.

A Stevens 1960s SBS with the barrels sawed-off - 12 Gauge (Photoshoped). Made from one of MPM's pictures.
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Machine Guns

MG42

An MG42 is used by Theo (Horst Frank) and "Tomato" (Charles Régnier) during the ambush at Fernand's car.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
Theo (at the left) and "Tomato" with MG42 in ambush.
Theo readies to open fire.
Theo aims at Fernand's car.

Other Weapons

Several flintlock firearms are seen in Fernand's house as a part of interior decoration.

A flintlock musket is seen at the background.
A flintlock pistol is seen at the background.



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