Puppet on a Chain

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Puppet on a Chain
Puppet on a Chain Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Geoffrey Reeve
Release Date 1971
Studio Big City Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Paul Sherman Sven-Bertil Taube
Maggie Barbara Parkins
De Graaf Alexander Knox
Van Gelder Patrick Allen
Meegeren Vladek Sheybal
Morgenstern Mark Malicz
Trudi Penny Casdagli
Astrid Lemay Ania Marson

Puppet on a Chain is a 1971 crime thriller directed by Geoffrey Reeve and based on the novel by Alistair MacLean. The special agent Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) is sent from USA to Holland in order to track down the drug shipping from Amsterdam.

The following weapons were used in the film Puppet on a Chain:




Colt Detective Special

A Colt Detective Special is carried by Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) in several scenes. In the final scene Sherman's Colt DS is used by Inspector Van Gelder (Patrick Allen).

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
Sherman aims his revolver at The Assassin (Peter Hutchins).
Another view at the same scene.
A close view at the revolver.
Sherman draws his revolver.
Van Gelder holds Sherman's revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

When Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) overtakes The Assassin (Peter Hutchins), he is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver. Next moment Sherman's revolver switches to Colt Detective Special.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
A close view at Sherman's revolver.


Femaru 37M

Several Meegeren's henchmen carry Femaru 37M pistols in various scenes. During the brawl on the barge Sherman's opponent is armed with a suppressed 37M. Sherman manages to disarm him and use the pistol himself. Later he disarms another henchman. The suppressed pistol used by The Assassin (Peter Hutchins) in the opening scene is supposed to be the same 37M.

Femaru 37M - 9 x 17mm Browning Short
The Assassin cocks his pistol in the opening scene.
The Assassin fires.
Sherman disarms his opponent.
Another view at the pistol.
A close view a the grip. A typical spur can be seen.
Sherman fires at Meegeren's henchman.
Sherman holds the pistol taken from another henchman.
Sherman fires during the boat chase.

Browning Hi-Power

In the end of the boat chase Sherman's (Sven-Bertil Taube) Femaru 37M switches to a Browning Hi-Power.

Browning Hi-Power "Type 73" - 9x19mm
Paul Sherman holds a Browining Hi-Power.
He fires.
Sherman drops his pistol.

Pocket Pistol

In the scene in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport The Assassin (Peter Hutchins) uses a nickel plated pocket pistol with pearl grips. It isn't seen clear enough to be identified.

The Assassin draws his pistol from the fake bandage.
The pistol can be seen below the mirror.

Luger P08

In the final scene Trudi (Penny Casdagli) appeares with a Luger P08. Next moment her pistol switches to Walther P38. Then P38, used by Paul Sherman, switches back to P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A close view at Trudi's Luger.
Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) fires the P08.

Walther P38

In the final scene Trudi's (Penny Casdagli) Luger P08 switches to Walther P38. Her pistol is then used by Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) until it switches again to P08.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Trudi aims her P38.
Sherman with P38.

Beretta M1934 or M1935

In the final scene both Police Colonel De Graaf (Alexander Knox) and Police Inspector Van Gelder (Patrick Allen) are armed with Beretta M1934 or M1935 pistols.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Beretta in the desk drawer.
De Graaf takes his pistol.
Van Gelder holds Paul Sherman at gunpoint.


Double Barreled Over and Under Shotgun

During the boat chase Meegeren (Vladek Sheybal) is armed with an Over and Under Shotgun.

Beretta S3 O/U - 12 Gauge.
Meegeren draws the shotgun.
Meegeren aims at Sherman's boat.
Meegeren in ambush with his shotgun.

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