Room 13 (Zimmer 13)

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Room 13 (Zimmer 13)
Zimmer 13 Poster.jpg
Original German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Harald Reinl
Release Date 1964
Language German
Studio Rialto Film
SNC
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Johnny Gray Joachim Fuchsberger
Denise Marney Karin Dor
Joe Legge Richard Häussler
Sir Robert Marney Walter Rilla
Dr. Higgins Eddi Arent
Igle Hans Clarin
Pia Pasani Kai Fischer
Sir John Siegfried Schürenberg
Inspector Terrence Banner Curd Pieritz
Butler Ambrose Erik Radolf


Room 13 (German title Zimmer 13, French title L'attaque du fourgon postal) is a 1964 German-French detective movie directed by Harald Reinl and adapted from the 1924 novel "Room 13" by Edgar Wallace. London criminal Joe Legge (Richard Häussler) forces wealthy nobleman Sir Robert Marney (Walter Rilla) to help him with a railroad robbery by threatening the life of Marney's daughter, Denise (Karin Dor). In his desperation, Marney hires private detective Johnny Gray (Joachim Fuchsberger). Meanwhile, a serial killer murders several women with a razor, and one of victims is found near the Marney's estate.

The film is the fifteenth installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972) adapted from the novels of Edgar Wallace, and the second screen adaptation of the original novel, following 1938 British film Mr. Reeder.

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The following weapons were used in the film Room 13 (Zimmer 13):

Contents


Revolvers

NHM Model 9 Revolver

NHM Model 9 revolvers are used by Johnny Gray (Joachim Fuchsberger) and Joe Legge (Richard Häussler) in several scenes.

NHM Model 9 Type 1 blank-firing revolver - 9mm K
Joe Legge draws his revolver when he appears in Marney's estate in the opening scene.
Johnny Gray draws his revolver when he hears a suspicious sound.
Another view of Gray's revolver.
Legge fires his revolver in the climactic scene. In the next moment, his revolver switches to an Arminius HW-1.

Arminius HW-1

Johnny Gray (Joachim Fuchsberger) carries an Arminius HW-1 revolver throughout the movie, except for the opening scene when he is armed with an NHM Model 9 revolver. In the climactic scene Joe Legge's (Richard Häussler) NHM Model 9 switches to an Arminius.

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
Gray sneaks in Legge's night club.
Gray holds his revolver when he and Denise escape from the night club.
Zimmer13-ArminiusHW1-3.jpg
Legge's henchmen Igle (Hans Clarin) (with eyepatch) and Slim (Arthur Binder) hold Arminius revolvers during the kidnapping of Denise.
Grey fires his revolver in the climactic scene.
Legge is gunned down and drops his revolver. In this scene, he holds an Arminius HW-1 instead of a NHM Model 9.

Pistols

Walther P38

Police Inspector Terrence Banner (Curd Pieritz) carries a Walther P38. A P38 is also seen in the hands of a gangster.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Inspector Banner (at the left) holds a P38 in the scene in Legge's night club.
Another view of Banner's pistol.
A gangster in center draws a P38.
Another view of the gangster's P38.

CZ 27

A CZ 27 is seen in the hands of a constable in Legge's night club.

CZ 27 - .32 ACP
A constable in center holds a CZ 27.

FN Model 1922

An FN Model 1922 is seen in the hands of a gangster.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
An FN 1922 is seen in hands of a gangster at the left.

Vis wz. 35

In the scene in Legge's night club, a constable holds a pistol that appears to be a Vis wz. 35. A similar pistol is seen in the hands of a gangster during the train robbery. Similar pistols are used by at least one more gangster, and several constables during the arrest of the gang; these are also possibly Vis wz. 35s, but may be some other M1911-style guns.

Vis wz. 35 - 9x19mm
A constable holds his pistol.
Another view of the pistol. It seems to have a very small ring hammer spur, like Vis.
One more view of the pistol.
One of the gangsters draws an M1911-style pistol during the meeting of the gang.
During the train robbery a gangster hold a trackman at gunpoint.
The ring hammer can be seen. As far as it can be seen, the pistol has slide-mounted safety.
One of the constables holds an M1911-style pistol.

Luger P08

What seems to be a Luger P08 is seen in hands of a constable during the arrest of the gang.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
What seems to be a Luger is seen in hands of a constable at the left.

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II

Legge's gangsters are seen with Sten Mk II submachine guns when they prepare for the robbery. As the exterior scenes were filmed in Denmark, during the robbery, their Stens are replaced with Hovea M1949 submachine guns. Stens are also seen in the train transporting a large amount of cash.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
Two Stens are seen behind the gangsters.
Zimmer13-StenMkII-2.jpg
The gangsters prepare their weapons.
Stens are seen in hands of a tall gangster at the right and near the wall at the left.
One of the Stens of the train guards is seen on the wall at the right.

Hovea M1949

Hovea M1949 submachine guns are used by the gangsters during the robbery and the following shootout with police. When the money is loaded onto the train, police guards are also armed with Hovea M49s. Many of these SMGs are fitted with blank firing adapters.

Hovea M1949 - 9x19mm
Constables, guarding the train, hold Hovea M49 submachine guns. The blank firing adapter is seen in the muzzle of the SMG at the left.
A gangster with the Hovea M49 SMG climbs on the locomotive.
Blackstone (Benno Hoffmann) and other gangsters of his group are armed with Hovea M49s.
A good view of Blackstone's SMG.
Blackstone holds his SMG during the taking of the train.
A gangster stands on guard while others load the loot.
Two gangsters fire at police.
A gangster is gunned down and drops his gun.

Rifles

Unidentified rifle

Legge's henchman Blackstone-Edwards (Benno Hoffmann) uses a hunting or sporter rifle with sniper scope during the assassination attempt on Johnny Gray. Police expert Dr. Higgins claims that the rifle is chambered in 9mm caliber, but the slim barrel allows to guess that this is a rather small caliber gun.

Blackstone takes aim.
Zimmer13-Rifle-2.jpg
He returns to his car with the rifle in hands.
The rifle is seen better on a promotional image.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

In the climactic scene, Marney's butler Ambrose (Erik Radolf) fires a Double Barreled Shotgun.

Ambrose fires at Legge.
Ambrose is gunned down.
Ambrose's shotgun is seen on a promotional image.

See Also

Edgar Wallace
Pre-WWII Films
Edgar Wallace Mysteries (1960–1965) 47 films
Other 1940s-1970s British films and TV series
Rialto Film (1959-1972) Face of the Frog (1959)  •  The Crimson Circle (1960)  •  The Terrible People (1960)  •  The Green Archer (1961)  •  The Dead Eyes of London (1961)  •  The Devil's Daffodil (1961)  •  The Forger of London (1961)  •  The Strange Countess (1961)  •  The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (1962)  •  The Door with Seven Locks (1962)  •  The Inn on the River (1962)  •  The Squeaker (1963)  •  The Black Abbot (1963)  •  The Indian Scarf (1963)  •  Room 13 (1964)  •  The Curse of the Hidden Vault (1964)  •  The Ringer (1964)  •  Traitor's Gate (1964)  •   Again the Ringer (1965)  •  The Sinister Monk (1965)  •  The Hunchback of Soho (1966)  •  The Trygon Factor (1966)  •  Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)  •  The Monk with the Whip (1967)  •  The Horror of Blackwood Castle (1968)  •  The Zombie Walks (1968)  •  Gorilla Gang (1968)  •  The Man with the Glass Eye (1969)  •  Double Face (1969)  •  Angels of Terror (1971)  •  What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)  •  Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Harry Alan Towers' British-German Film Series Death Drums Along the River (1963)  •  Coast of Skeletons (1965)  •  Circus of Fear (1966)  •  Five Golden Dragons (1967)
German Kurt Ulrich-Film and CCC-Film Productions The Avenger (1960)  •  The Curse of the Yellow Snake (1963)  •  The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)




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