Olsen Gang in a Fix, The

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Olsen-banden på spanden
The Olsen Gang in a Fix
Olsen Gang in a Fix - Cover.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country DEN.jpg Denmark
Directed by Erik Balling
Release Date 1969
Language Danish
German
English
Studio Nordisk Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Egon Olsen Ove Sprogøe
Bodil Hansen Ghita Nørby
Insp. William Mortensen Peter Steen
Børge Jensen Jes Holtsø
Serafimo Mozerella Harold J. Stone


The Olsen Gang in a Fix (Olsen-banden på spanden) was a 1969 gangster comedy movie of the Danish Olsen Gang series. As for the comic intent of the series, guns were used in the movie mostly for comic effects, i.e. to represent the ruthlessness or madness of certain characters.

The following guns were used in the film Olsen Gang in a Fix:

Contents


Handguns

Luger Water Pistol

In the teaser of the movie, main character Egon Olsen (Ove Sprogøe) is attempting a bank robbery by means of threatening the personnel with a Luger P08-like water pistol.

Luger P08 with black grips - 9x19mm
Egon Olsen holds the water pistol in hand
Another view of the same pistol
Egon Olsen pointing the pistol at the bank personnel

Toy Pistol

Little Børge Jensen (Jes Holtsø) fires his toy gun at Inspector William Mortensen (Peter Steen) and hits his glasses with a sucker dart.

Børge Jensen aiming at Mortensen

FN Model 1922

A thug of Italian-American gangster boss Serafimo Mozerella (Harold J. Stone) threatens psychologist Bodil Hansen (Ghita Nørby) with a suppressed FN Model 1922.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
The trenchcoat thug holding the suppressed FN Model 1922

Submachine Guns

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II

Various submachine guns can be seen as the police inspects the National Bank, which just has been robbed by Mozerella's men. At least two of them carry Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II submachine guns. As his current henchmen fail to gain the stolen crown jewels back, Mozerella recruits some special "Bavarian" mobsters. Some of them also appear to be carrying Haenel-Schmeissers towards the hideout of the Olsen gang.

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Policemen holding Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II submachine guns inside the bank
The Bavarian mobsters hurrying with their guns

Thompson M1928

Thompson M1928s are used by Mozerella's trenchcoat thugs. Stereotypically, they are also carried inside violin cases. They are used throughout the movie on the occasions of intimidating pub owner Tjener Hansen (Paul Hagen) and during a chase with the Olsen gang and the police.

M1928 "Tommy Gun" or "Chicago typewriter" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP, made famous through countless classic gangster movies.
The thugs lining up to take apart Hansen's pub
Muzzle flashes seen during the first shooting at the pub
A closer view on the aiming towards the bar
The thugs preparing to fire the SMG during the car chase

Husqvarna M/1944

As the police assumes the Olsen gang to be highly dangerous, Mortensen dons body armor and a helmet and arms himself with a Husqvarna M/1944. He later fires the gun in Hansen's pub again, leading to the third obstruction of the pub's interior.

Husqvarna M/1944 - 9x19mm
An exterior view during the chase reveals that one of the trenchcoat thugs' Thompson has turned into a Husqvarna M/44
Inspector Mortensen talking to Bodil Hansen, just having himself prepared for the encounter with the "dangerous" Olsen gang
Mortensen emptying the magazine in Hansen's pub at the end of the film, prior to Egon Olsen's arresting

Beretta M38/42

Prior to this, a Beretta M38/42 is seen as it is taken from another violin case by a "Bavarian" mobster.

Beretta Model 38/42 - 9x19mm
Unpacking a gun from a violin case
The same scene, a few frames later. Details of the barrel can be seen.
The Bavarian mobsters hurrying with their guns

Erma EMP

As his current henchmen fail to gain the stolen crown jewels back, Motzarella recruits some special "Bavarian" mobsters. At least two of them are seen carrying what appear to be Erma EMPs towards the hideout of the Olsen gang.

Erma EMP - 9x19mm
The Bavarian mobsters hurrying with their guns



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