Secret Agent (Podvig razvedchika)

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Secret Agent (Podvig razvedchika)
Podvig razvedchika Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Boris Barnet
Release Date 1947
Language Russian
Studio Kiev Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maj. Aleksey Fedotov alias Heinrich Eckert Pavel Kadochnikov
Grigory Leshchuk Amvrosi Buchma
Soviet General of Intelligence Viktor Dobrovolsky
Berezhnoy Dmitri Milyutenko
SS-Hauptsturmführer Willi Pommer Sergey Martinson
Gen. Erich von Rummelsburg Mikhail Romanov
SS-Hauptsturmführer Stübing alias Karpovski Pyotr Arzhanov
Liza alias Theresa Gruber Yelena Izmailova


Secret Agent (Podvig razvedchika, literally "The Scout's Exploit"; also known as Secret Mission and Secrets of Counter-Espionage) is a Soviet 1947 B&W war drama directed by Boris Barnet. In 1943 Soviet intelligence officer Aleksey Fedotov (Pavel Kadochnikov) operates in Nazi occupied town of Vinnytsa, impersonating German Heinrich Eckert. His task is to obtain the secret correspondence of General Kuhn.

Podvig razvedchika is known to originate the spy genre in Soviet cinema.


The following weapons were used in the film Secret Agent (Podvig razvedchika):

Contents


Pistols

Mauser M1914

During the scene with Grigory Leshchuk (Amvrosi Buchma), Fedotov, posing as Eckert, draws a Mauser Pocket Pistol, most likely M1914.

1914 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 7.65x17mmSR
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Eckert raises his pistol.
The same scene on a promotional still.

Frommer Stop

Fedotov-Eckert uses a Frommer Stop when he abducts Gen. Kuhn (Boris Barnet).

Frommer Stop - .380 ACP
Fedotov-Eckert draws his pistol.
Another view of the pistol.
A perfect close-up.

Luger P08

Luger P08 pistols are seen in hands of German officers. Soviet underground fighter Astakhov (Sergey Petrov) also uses a P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
An officer of von Kuhn's headquarters (at the left) breaks in the room with a Luger in hand.
The officer with a Luger checks the safe. Another officer holds a Mauser C96.
Podvig razvedchika-Luger-3.jpg
Astakhov holds a P08.

Mauser C96

One of the officers of von Kuhn's headquarters is seen with a Mauser C96.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
An officer at the left holds a Mauser C96.

Unidentified pistol

In one scene Stübing (Pyotr Arzhanov) very briefly holds a pistol. It generally resembles TT-33 but isn't seen clear enough to confirm this guess.

Podvig razvedchika-Pistol-1.jpg

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

Guards, escorting Stübing-Karpovski, hold PPSh-41 SMGs with stick magazines. PPSh with more common drum magazines are used by Soviet partisans.

PPSh-41 with 35-round box magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Podvig razvedchika-PPSh-1.jpg
Podvig razvedchika-PPSh-2.jpg
Guards with PPSh-41s.
PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A bearded partisan holds a PPSh.

MP40

Most German soldiers are armed with MP40s. MP40s are also seen in partisans camp.

MP40 - 9x19mm
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Podvig razvedchika-MP40-2.jpg
Podvig razvedchika-MP40-3.jpg
German soldiers carry MP40s in several scenes.
Two MP40s are seen in partisans camp.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Some German soldiers carry Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Podvig razvedchika-Rifle-1.jpg

Unidentified rifle

An unidentified rifle is seen in partisans camp.

An unidentified rifle is seen at the right, below an MP40.

Trivia

Holsters

Fedotov-Eckert, Stübing and other German officers carry holsters for TT-33 pistol.

Stubing (at the left) carries a TT holster.
Eckert (at the left) carries a TT holster.
Reichsarbeitsdienst (Reich Labour Service) officer carries a TT holster.



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