Sorrel Flower (Fleur d'oseille)

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Fleur d'oseille
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Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Georges Lautner
Release Date 1967
Language French
Studio Spéva Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Catherine Mireille Darc
Jo de Fréjus Henri Garcin
Pierrot Frédéric de Pasquale
Albert Roza André Pousse
Marité Anouk Ferjac
Francis Amidou
Gallière Paul Préboist


Sorrel Flower (original title Fleur d'oseille) is a 1967 French comedy crime drama film directed by Georges Lautner. Before the robber Pierre died in a shootout with police, on unknown place he hid 400 millions francs of plunder. The widow Catherine, who gave birth to yet posthumous child, wants to find this money. After a short stay in a nursing home for unmarried mothers with new girlfriend Mary and their two children goes to the summer home high in the hills of Provence, because I think that anywhere else Pierre could not hide money. In their footsteps goes the gang of former accomplices of her husband. One of them go out from a gang and becomes her protector. Starring Mireille Darc and Henri Garcin.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Sorrel Flower (Fleur d'oseille):

Contents


Hanndguns

Colt Detective Special

Various characters are seen with a Colt Detective Special revolver.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Square Butt - .38 Special
Pierrot (Frédéric de Pasquale) aims his revolver at a police officer in the station hall.
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Francis (Amidou) drew a gun at Gallière (Paul Préboist).
Jo de Fréjus (Henri Garcin) disarmed him.
The revolver picked up Marité (Anouk Ferjac) and handed it to Catherine (Mireille Darc).
She brought it back into the hands of Jo de Fréjus.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model

Francis (Amidou) carries a Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolver.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model - a modified and parkerized version of the .38 Special revolver, the Smith & Wesson Model 10 - the "Victory Model" is chambered in .38 S&W
Francis (left) speak with his Boss, Roza (André Pousse).
Francis holds his gun sights at Catherine (Mireille Darc).

Browning Hi-Power

Some characters carry a Browning Hi-Power pistol.

The first version of the classic pistol, developed by John Browning and Dieudonné Saive, and adopted by Belgium in 1935, the FN P-35 - 9x19mm.
Riton Godot (Henri Cogan) fired at car with Roza's (André Pousse) men.
"The Biker" (Roger Mailles) (left) with his Bowning Hi-Power in a holster.
Chief of the gang, Albert Roza (André Pousse) (left) with his gun in hand.

Walther PP

Freddy "Philosopher" (Albert Podavini) is armed with a Walther PP pistol.

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP. Though most of the pistols built immediately after the war were made by Manurhin of France (under license), the guns are marked "Made in West Germany".
Freddy "Philosopher" (in middle) holds his Walther PP in hand.
Freddy tries to stealthily get closer to Catherine (Mireille Darc).

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

Jeannot (Dominique Zardi) and "The Limping" (Marcel Gassouk) use Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"s.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the rear tangent sight; in something of a display of wishful thinking, the C96's sight is adjustable for ranges up to 1000 meters. Later examples had a sight adjustable to a still unrealistic 500 meters. C96 pistols with fixed rear sights are very rare.
C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser fitted with holster/stock combo - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Jeannot (Dominique Zardi) holds his Mauser C96 in firefight.
"The Limping" (Marcel Gassouk) has gun fitted with a stock.

Submachine guns

Gevarm Type D4

The French policemen and some thugs are armed with Gevarm Type D4 submachine guns.

Gevarm Type D4
A policeman fired at car with Roza's (André Pousse) men.
Dany (Pierre Rosso) aims gun at Jo's car.
Also Jeannot (Dominique Zardi) used this weapon.

M3 "Grease Gun"

"The musician" (Bob Sissa) (left) carries a M3 "Grease Gun".

M3 "Grease Gun" .45 ACP
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Sten Mk V

Freddy "Philosopher" (Albert Podavini) used also a Sten Mk V submachine gun.

Sten Mk V - 9x19mm
Freddy fired at the policemen from the car ...
... and in firefight with the defenders of the fortress.

Rifles

Mauser 98 Sporter

Jo de Fréjus (Henri Garcin) is equipped with a Mauser 98 Sporter sniper rifle. Also Jeannot (Dominique Zardi) used this gun.

German-style Mauser 98 sporter, similar to the one used in the film.
The rifle lying between the other weapons in the trunk.
Jo de Fréjus has a sights of his sniper rifle on one of Roza's men.
Jeannot (Dominique Zardi) trying to hit in night shining defender.

High Standard Model K-1200 Riot Deluxe Model

Jo de Fréjus (Henri Garcin) own also a High Standard Model K-1200 Riot Deluxe Model shotgun.

High Standard Model K-1200 Riot Deluxe Model (Catalog # 8113) FLITE KING Shotgun - 12 gauge. The Riot Deluxe Model came with an 18 1/8th inch barrel and rifle sights.
Jo takes his weapon and goes into action ...
... he charging shotgun during firefight.
Jo shoots shotgun at Roza's man.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Catherine (Mireille Darc) buy for the defense a pair of 12 gauge double barreled shotguns.

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 gauge.
Catherine charges her weapon.
From the window shot at besiegers fortress.
Jo de Fréjus (Henri Garcin) cut a barrel one of shotguns and created a short weapon.
And teaches Catherine from it precisely shooting.
Catherine during the firefight replaced both weapons.
Also Marité (Anouk Ferjac) (left) is armed with a shotgun.

Hand grenades

Mk 2 hand grenade

Jo de Fréjus (Henri Garcin) carries in the trunk of his car also a Mk 2 hand grenade.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
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DF 37 hand grenade

In defense of the fortress, however, Jo de Fréjus (Henri Garcin) uses a DF 37 hand grenade.

DF 37/46 hand grenade with Mle 1935 fuse.
In addition to stocks of ammunition is on the table also a unknown hand grenade.
The next grenade holds in his hand Jo and is about to throw it out the window.



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