So Darling So Deadly

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So Darling So Deadly
(Kommissar X - In den Klauen
des goldenen Drachen)
Kommissar X In den Klauen des goldenen Drachen Poster.jpg
Original German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
ITA.jpg Italy
AUT.jpg Austria
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Release Date 1966
Language German
Studio Parnass Film
Cinesecolo
Avala Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jo Louis Walker aka Commissioner X Tony Kendall
Capt. Tom Rowland Brad Harris
Sybille Akron Barbara Frey
Professor Akron Ernst Fritz Fürbringer
Stella Gisela Hahn
Shabana Luisa Rivelli
Jonathan Taylor Carlo Tamberlani
Li Hu Wang Nikola Popovic


So Darling So Deadly (original title Kommissar X - In den Klauen des goldenen Drachen ("Commissioner X - In the Claws of the Golden Dragon")) is a 1966 German-Italian-Austrian Eurospy film directed by Gianfranco Parolini (credited as Frank Kramer). It is the third in Kommissar X franchise, series of seven films about the adventures of private investigator Jo Louis Walker (Tony Kendall), also known as "Commissioner X", and his friend, New York police captain Tom Rowland (Brad Harris). This time the duo has a mission in Singapore where Professor Akron, the inventor of a new powerful laser, is assaulted by a crime ring under the leadership of myserious Golden Dragon.


The following weapons were used in the film So Darling So Deadly:

Contents


Handguns

Arminius HW-1

Arminius HW-1 blank firing revolvers are again widely used in the movie. They are seen in hands of Jo Walker (Tony Kendall) and Capt. Tom Rowland (Brad Harris), and also of various criminals. In the final scene Shabana (Luisa Rivelli) uses Walker's revolver.

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
The hitman enters Walker's apartments in hotel through the window. The Arminius medallion can be seen on the grips.
The hitman holds a suppressed revolver in the same scene.
Walker has two revolvers in his case.
Rowland holds his revolver during the scene on the beach.
A thug aims at escaping Walker and Rowland.
Walker surrenders his revolver to Shabana.
Shabana fires.
Walker fires his revolver in the final scene.

Unidentified revolver

In one scene an Asian hitman uses a revolver in an attempt to kill Tom Rowland. This revolver resembles a top-break Webley, especially a Webley .38 Mk IV (a service sidearm of Singapore Police at that time) but it completely lacks the front sight. Possibly this detail was simply broken.

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W
The hitman draws his revolver...
...and aims.

Pistols

FN Model 1900

An FN Model 1900 is seen in hands of a Singapore police inspector in one scene. In the final scene Jonathan Taylor (Carlo Tamberlani) holds an FN Model 1900.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
A police inspector in Walker's apartments in hotel.
Taylor holds an FN Model 1900.

FN Model 1905

Shabana (Luisa Rivelli) carries an FN Model 1905 pistol but has no chance to use it as Walker manages to discharge the pistol.

FN Model 1905 - .25 ACP
Shabana draws her pistol on Walker.
But Walker shows her the clip.
And Shabana makes sure of this sad fact.

Luger P08 "Artillery"

During the encounter in Prof. Akron's house one of Golden Dragon's thugs is armed with a Luger P08 "Artillery" model pistol.

Luger LP08 long barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm
A henchman at the left holds an Artillery Luger.

Steyr Model 1912

Benny (Giuseppe Mattei) carries a Steyr M1912 during the encounter in Prof. Akron's house until Jo Walker (Tony Kendall) disarms him.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm Steyr
Benny holds his Steyr.
The pistol is seen from another side.

M1911-style pistol

In several scenes Golden Dragon's thugs carry M1911A1-style pistols. They aren't seen clear enough to identify the exact model.

A hitman holds a pistol. Later in the same scene his pistol switches to HW-1 revolver.
A thug at the left draws a pistol during the encounter in Prof. Akron's house.
Tom Rowland (Brad Harris) manages to disarm a henchman and use his pistol in the same scene.
A henchman at the left holds a pistol during the brawl with Rowland.
Benny (Giuseppe Mattei) takes an M1911-style pistol after he lost his Steyr M1912.

Submachine Guns

MP38

MP38 SMGs are main weapons of Golden Dragon's henchmen and especially henchwomen.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A henchwoman holds an MP38 at the left.
Stella (Gisela Hahn) takes the MP38 from the henchwoman.
A close view of MP38.
A henchman at the left holds an MP38 during the encounter in Prof. Akron's house.
Two henchmen aim their SMGs at Walker and Rowland in the climactic scene.

Thompson M1928

What appears to be a Thompson M1928 SMG with a foregrip and a stick magazine is seen in hands of one of Golden Dragon's henchwomen.

M1928 "Tommy Gun" or "Chicago typewriter" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
A henchwoman in yellow shirt holds a Thompson at the background.
She aims her SMG at Sybille Akron.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

In the final scene two of Golden Dragon's henchmen carry Mauser rifles, most likely Karabiner 98k.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two henchmen at the left are armed with Mauser rifles.
A Mauser is seen on the bottom left.

Machine Guns

Bren

A pair of Bren machine guns is seen in Golden Dragon's underground headquarters. They aren't used in action.

Bren Mk2 - .303 caliber
Two Bren guns are seen at the background.

Other Weapons

Pellet Gun

Benny (Giuseppe Mattei) uses a sniper rifle in several scenes. It appears to be a break-action pellet gun.

Benny draws the rifle from the bag with golf clubs; the buttstock is seen.
He aims at Walker's car.
Benny tries to assassinate Rowland at the beach.
He aims.

Topper Multi-Pistol 09 Toy Gun

In one scene a hitman uses a pistol with sniper scope to commit a murder. It appears to be a toy Topper Multi-Pistol 09.

Topper Multi-Pistol 09 in "attache case" with various projectiles
Kommissar X-3-Pistol-2.jpg
The hitman readies his pistol.
He aims from behind a curtain.

Trivia

A 4" Mk XXIII naval gun is mounted on Amphion-class Royal Navy submarine.

See Also

Kommissar X
Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill (1966)  •  Death is Nimble, Death is Quick (1966)  •  So Darling So Deadly (1966)  •  Kill Me Gently (1967)  •  Kill Panther Kill (1968)  •  Island of Lost Girls (1969)  •  The Tiger Gang (1971)





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