Satan Met a Lady

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Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Satan Met a Lady (1936) was the second filmed adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s classic detective novel (The Maltese Falcon (1931) and The Maltese Falcon), this time with a light, comedic touch. Directed by William Dieterle, the film starred Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher, Marie Wilson, Wini Shaw (as Winifred Shaw), and Porter Hall. In order to clear his name after the murder of his partner, a San Franciso P.I., Ted Shane (William), becomes embroiled in the quest for a rare, ancient artifact worth millions.

The following firearms were used in the film Satan Met a Lady:

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Webley revolver

The revolver used to kill Shane’s partner, Milton Ames (Porter Hall), is described by several characters as an “old Webley” (Webley Revolvers).

Webley MK. V - .455 Webley.
Detective Dunhill (Olin Howland) demonstrates to Ted Shane (Warren William) how his partner Ames was shot.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

Throughout the film, various characters carry the Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket pistol

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Nickel with pearl grips - .25 ACP.
Valerie Purvis (Bette Davis) carries the Colt.
Valerie gets the drop on Shane.
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Madame Barabbas (Alison Skipworth) also carries the Colt.
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Colt Model 1903/1908

Throughout the film, Shane carries what seems to be some type of hammerless Colt Model 1903/1908.

Colt 1903 Hammerless with Colt Wood Grips - .32 ACP.
Shane explains the new arrangement to Anthony Travers (Arthur Treacher)

Colt New Service

Throughout the film, Kenneth (Maynard Holmes) carries a Colt New Service.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP. The Army adopted a version of the New Service, the Colt M1917, with plain wooden grips and a lanyard ring in WWI.
Shane returns Kenneth's Colt to Madame Barabbas.
Shane grabs Kenneth's Colt.

Colt Official Police

A hidden assassin uses a Colt Official Police revolver to murder P.I. Fowler.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special.
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Kenneth takes a cheap shot with the Colt Official Police.



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