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The Con Artists
The Con Artists DVD.jpg
US Release DVD Cover
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Release Date 1976
Language Italian
Studio Capital Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Felice Brianza aka "FĂ©lix" Adriano Celentano
Philip Bang Anthony Quinn
Belle Duke Capucine
Charlotte Corinne Clery


The Con Artists (original title Bluff - storia di truffe e di imbroglioni, literally "Bluff - the history of scams and crooks"; also released as Bluff) is a 1976 Italian crime comedy directed by Sergio Corbucci. The story takes place in France in 1920s. A master con artist Philip Bang is hold in prison while his former wife and a crime boss Belle Duke wants him free but only to make revenge on him. Belle's plans to release Bang from prison include a young con man Felix and Bang's daughter Charlotte.


The following weapons were used in the film The Con Artists:

Contents


Handguns

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

One of Belle Duke's henchmen is seen with Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
A gangster threatens Felix.
A gangster draws his revolver during the brawl in the port.

Steyr M1912

One of Belle Duke's henchmen is seen with a Steyr M1912.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm Steyr
A close view of the Steyr.
A gagnster draws his pistol.

Beretta M1951

Several of Belle Duke's henchmen carry pistols that appear to be Beretta M1951 (heavily anachronistic for 1920s).

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
A henchman draws his pistol during the scene on the yacht.
Another view of the same scene.
A gangster holds his pistol during the scene in swamplands. The general shape matches Beretta pistols while the size fits the M1951.

Submachine Guns

M1921 Thompson

M1921 Thompson SMGs, both with and without Cutts compensators, are seen in hands of prison guards, police and gangsters.

Colt M1921A Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP
Colt M1921AC Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP.
An M1921A with foregrip is seen in hands of a prison guard (at the right) in the opening scene.
A prison guard holds an M1921 with firegrip and Cutts compensator during Bang's prison break.
A barrel without compensator is seen behing Charlotte.
Next moment it switches to another SMG with compensator.
A policeman carries a Thompson with foregrip and drum magazine.

M1928A1 Thompson

M1928A1 Thompson SMGs are also seen in hands of prison guards.

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
A barrel of M1928A1 is seen in hands of a prison guard (at the right) in the opening scene.
A prison guard carries a Thompson with a drum magazine.

M1A1 Thompson

M1A1 Thompson SMGs, identified by noted rear sight guard, are also seen in hands of prison guards. In the final scene Belle Duke herself holds an M1A1 with drum magazine.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A prison guard with M1A1 in the opening scene.
Enraged Belle holds M1A1 in the final scene.

Other Weapons

Antique Pistols

Two flintlock or caplock pistols are used as a decoration in the cabinet of the director of the prison.

Bluff-Flintlock.jpg



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