Black Captain (Chyornyy kapitan), The

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The Black Captain (Chyornyy kapitan)
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Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Oleg Lentsius
Release Date 1973
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Fyodor Fyodorovich Galatenko Aleksandr Goloborodko
Galya Islenyeva Irina Borisova
Osip Zaburunnyy Les Serdyuk
Chibisov Evgeniy Gvozdyov
Dubovets Mikhail Tyagniyenko
Zhugina Silviya Sergeichikova
Col. Stanislav Turskiy Sergey Polezhaev
Col. Islenyev Rodion Aleksandrov


The Black Captain (Chyornyy kapitan) is a Soviet 1973 adventure war movie, directed by Oleg Lentsius. The story is set in 1919, during the Russian Civil war. Red-Green partisans unit "Lightning of Revolution" acts against Gen. Denikin's White Army troops ("Greens" was a generic term for peasantry rebels during the Russian Civil war. Greens often teamed with Reds against Whites but were generally set against Bolsheviks). Partisans commander Fyodor Galatenko (Aleksandr Goloborodko) often makes daring operations, wearing black uniform of an elite unit of White Army, General Markov's officer regiment (hence the title of the movie). Galatenko's activities draw attention of White counterintelligence service and of Red underground organisation.


The following weapons were used in the film The Black Captain (Chyornyy kapitan):

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by partisans commander Fyodor Fyodorovich Galatenko (Aleksandr Goloborodko), his chief of intelligence Osip Zaburunnyy (Les Serdyuk) and some other partisans, and also by White Army officers, including chief of counterintellegence service Col. Stanislav Romualdovich Turskiy (Sergey Polezhaev). Both pre- and post-1930 Nagants are seen.

Note: see additional images of talk page.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38R Nagant
A partisan (Boris Boldyrevskiy), dressed in the black uniform of Gen. Markov's regiment of White Army, holds a Nagant.
Zaburynnyy in Markov's regiment uniform holds a Nagant (at the left).
Galatenko fires his Nagant. Note the rounded front sight of pre-1930 version.
Large muzzle flame and a flash from cylinder is a result of blank cartridges.
A good view of Galatenko's Nagant holster.
Zaburunnyy threatens Col. Islenyev. Note that the cylinder is empty.
An agent of White counterintellegence service (uncredited) tries to assassinate Galatenko.
Another view of agent's revolver.
Col. Turskiy fires at Poruchik (Lt.) Usoltsev (Igor Sretensky) who also has a Nagant in holster.
Zaburunnyy in regular White Army uniform holds a Nagant.

Pistols

Mauser C96

Osip Zaburunnyy (Les Serdyuk) carries a Mauser C96 in several scenes.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Zaburunny holds his Mauser when partisans unload a train with weapons, got from the Whites.
Zaburunny's Mauser is seen at the right in the same scene.
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Zaburunnyy cleans his Mauser.
Zaburunnyy draws the pistol from holster when White counterintellegence service agent is uncovered.
Another view of the scene.
Zaburunnyy raises his Mauser on uncovered agent.

Mauser C96 "Bolo"

A Mauser C96 "Bolo" is used by Fyodor Galatenko (Aleksandr Goloborodko) when he teaches Galya Islenyeva (Irina Borisova) how to shoot.

Mauser C96 Short Barreled "Bolo" Model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Galatenko draws his Mauser from holster.
Galatenko with a Mauser.
He teaches Galya.
The barrel and grip of the pistol allows to identify is as "Bolo" model.
Galya fires.

FN Model 1906

Galya Islenyeva (Irina Borisova) owns a pocket pistol, a gift from her father, Col. Islenyev. Most likely it's FN Model 1906.

FN Model 1905 - .25 ACP
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Galya's mother Sofiya Romualdovna Islenyeva (Marina Yurasova) holds a book with the pocket pistol on it.
Galya holds her pocket pistol.

Browning Hi-Power

Two heavily anachronistic Browning Hi-Power pistols are seen among the guns, donated to partisans by a local richman Graaf. The exact model is FN P-35, the first version of Hi-Power. It's worth noting that in the movie pistols are correctly called "Browning".

FN P-35 - 9x19mm
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Two pistols, a Winchester Model 1895 and money are donated to partisans.

Walther PPK

Another heavily anachronistic pistol is a Walther PPK, seen in hands of a White officer.

Early Walther PPK - 7.65x17mm Auto (.32 ACP)
Galatenko grapples with a White officer who holds a Walther PPK.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many partisans and White Army soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A White soldier (Viktor Malyarevich) with a rifle escorts an arrestee in counterintellegence service.
A White soldier escort arrestees.
A partisan at the left carries an M91/30 rifle.
A White soldier with M91 rifle on guard at the gates of prison.
A partisan with M91/30 rifle.
A partisan with M91/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are used by both partisans and White troops.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A partisan (Boris Boldyrevskiy) in Markov's regiment uniform holds a carbine at the left.
A White Cossack at the left carries an M38 Carbine.
A partisan (Boris Boldyrevskiy) uses the buttstock of his carbine to open the train wagon.
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Partisans carry M38 Carbines when they unload the train with weapons.
A partisan in center carries an M38 Carbine.
A partisan holds a carbine after the successfull attack on Whites.

P14 Enfield

Pattern 1914 Enfield (or M1917 Enfield) rifles are seen in the train with weapons.

Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK
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Partisans unload rifles from train.
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Partisans provied rifles to Red underground organisation in the town.

Winchester Model 1895

A Winchester Model 1895 is seen among the guns, donated to partisans by a local richman Graaf. It is called "Winchester hunting rifle".

A Russian contract Model 1895 in 7.62x54 Russian. Note the loading bridge over the reciever
A Winchester on the table.
Another view of the rifle.

Machine Guns

Maxim

Partisans use a Maxim machine gun in one scene. It's impossible to say if it is M1910 or M1910/30 model.

Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR
Partisans, disguised as Whites, with a Maxim.
A closer view of the machine gun.
A Maxim is seen at the background.

Other Weapons

OSP-30 Flare Pistol

White Army officer (Konstantin Artyomenko) uses an out of time OSP-30 flare pistol.

OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
The officer fires the flare pistol.
He holds the flare pistol.

RG-14/30 Hand Grenade

Some partisans carry RG-14/30 hand grenades.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
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Some partisans carry hand grenades.
A partisan carries a grenade.
A partisan at the right carries a grenade.



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