Four Days of Naples, The (Le quattro giornate di Napoli)

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The Four Days of Naples
(Le quattro giornate di Napoli)
Le quattro giornate di Napoli Poster.jpg
Original Italian poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Nanni Loy
Release Date 1962
Language Italian
German
Studio Titanus
Metro
Main Cast
Character Actor
Concetta Capuozzo Regina Bianchi
Pitrella Aldo Giuffrè
Maria Lea Massari
Salvatore Frank Wolff
Capt. Stimolo Gian Maria Volontè
Prof. Rosati Franco Sportelli
Gennaro Capuozzo Domenico Formato


The Four Days of Naples (Le quattro giornate di Napoli) is a 1962 Italian B&W war drama directed by Nanni Loy. It depicts the events of anti-Nazi uprising in Naples in last days of September 1943.


The following weapons were used in the film The Four Days of Naples (Le quattro giornate di Napoli):

Contents


Handguns

Bodeo M1889

Bodeo M1889 Type II revolver is used by a Resistance fighter during the street battle.

Bodeo Model 1889 Type II - 10.4x22mm Italian
An aged Resistance fighter fires a Bodeo revolver while his wife convinces him to go home.
A closeup of the gun.

Glisenti Model 1910

Glisenti Model 1910 pistols are used by Resistance fighters. They are also seen in hands of German officers, standing for Luger P08 and Walther P38s.

Glisenti Model 1910 - 9x19mm Glisenti
Resistance fighters fire Glisenti M1910 and Beretta M1923 pistols.
A German officer holds a Glisenti pistol on smoke-covered battlefield.

Beretta M1923

Resistance fighters also use Beretta M1923 pistols. Capt. Enzo Stimolo (Gian Maria Volontè) (in reality he was Lt.) carries a Beretta M1923 in holster.

Beretta Model 1923 - 9x19mm Glisenti
Resistance fighters fire Glisenti Model 1910 and Beretta M1923 pistols.
The grip of Beretta M1923 is seen in Stimolo's holster.
A Resistance fighter in center fires a Beretta M1923 during the battle for the Campo Sportivo del Littorio stadium.
The same character holds a discharged pistol during the short rest between the shootouts.

M1911

In the opening scene a drunk German soldier draws an M1911 pistol on Italian saylor. The pistol has a small ejection port that matches original 1911 rather than A1. M1911 had Wehrmacht designation P660(a) though it was rarely seen in hands of German personnel.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
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A soldier draws his pistol...
...and aims it at Italian saylor who takes it as a joke.

Submachine Guns

Beretta M1938A

Some Resistance fighters, including Capt. Enzo Stimolo (Gian Maria Volontè), use Beretta Model 38A SMGs.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm
A member of Prof. Rosati's group holds a Beretta M38A at the right.
Capt. Stimolo (at the left) fires a Beretta M1938A during the battle for the Campo Sportivo del Littorio stadium. The character has a prosthetic arm that leads to unusual gun handling. A spare magazine is seen next to him.
A closeup of Stimolo's Beretta.
A Resistance fighter in center carries a Beretta M38A on sling.
Neapolitans fire a Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine and a Beretta M38A.
A Resistance fighter with a Beretta M38A on barricade.
A closeup of the barrel.
A Resistance fighter at the background holds a Beretta M38A.
A man at the left holds an M38A SMG.
A member of Salvatore's unit holds a Beretta M38 in confrontation with Capt. Stimolo.
Stimolo holds his SMG in the final scene.

MP40

Many German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs. Resistance fighters also use captured MP40s.

MP40 - 9x19mm
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Soldiers with MP40s escort arrested Neapolitans.
A Resistance fighter fires a captured MP40.
A German soldier fires an MP40 with unfolded buttstock.
A Resistance fighter carries an unloaded MP40.
A German soldier fires through the window.

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II

A Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II is seen in hands of a German soldier in one scene.

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
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An MP28 is seen at the left.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Some Resistance fighters use Double Barreled Shotgun until they get a chance to acquire more suitable weapons.

A fighter with a shotgun on barricade.

Rifles

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbines are most widely seen in hands of Resistance fighters.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52mm
A Carcano carbine at the left lacks the bayonet.
A Carcano carbine is seen at the left.
A Resistance fighter at the right carries a Carcano carbine on sling.
Neapolitans fire a Carcano carbine and a Beretta M1938A SMG.
A fighter with Carcano carbine.
Resistance fighters load their carbines.
Cicillo (Luigi De Filippo) holds a Carcano carbine during the street battle.
A closeup of the bayonet socket.
Two men on barricade (the bald one in center - Enzo Cannavale) are armed with Carcano carbines.

Carcano M91 TS Modificato

Carcano M91 TS Modificato are also often used by Resistance fighters.

Carcano M91 TS Modificato - 6.5x52 mm
A Carcano M91 TS M is seen at the left.
Francesco (uncredited), the leader of a Resistance group, fires his rifle during the street battle.
Salvatore (Frank Wolff) (in center) fires his rifle.
A closeup of Salvatore's rifle. It has the bolt handle in TS rifle style.
A Resistance fighter with an M91 TS M rifle.
Ajello (Raffaele Barbato), the leader of the group of young delinquents from Reformatory school, fires a rifle.
The director of Reformatory school (Georges Wilson) fires a rifle.
An M91 TS M is seen through the heavy smoke.

Carcano M91/24

Carcano M91/24 short rifles are also used by Resistance fighters.

Carcano M91/24 - 6.5x52mm
A fighter at the left carries an M91/24 rifle. It has M91-style rear sight and less turned down bolt handle than M91 TS.
Prof. Rosati (Franco Sportelli) holds an M91/24 rifle. The front sight differs from M91 TS.
An M91/24 rifle is seen on the parapet.
An M91/24 rifle is seen at the right.

Carcano M91

Full-length Carcano M91 Rifles are seen in hands of Resistance fighters but they are quite rare.

Carcano M91 Long Rifle - 6.5x52mm
A Resistance fighter at the right fires a Carcano M91 rifle during the battle for the Campo Sportivo del Littorio stadium.
A lad in center holds a full-length rifle.
A full-length rifle is seen at the background.

Karabiner 98k

Most German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. Resistance fighters use captured guns. Both models with standard and hooded front sight can be seen.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier at the right carries a 98k rifle.
German soldiers in the lorry hold 98k rifles.
A soldier at the right holds a 98k rifle.
A soldier holds a 98k rifle during the arrest of a Neapolitan.
A closeup of the barrel with hooded front sight.
A Resistance fighter carries a captured 98k.

Karabiner 98a

Karabiner 98a rifles are also used by German soldiers and Resistance fighters.

Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine - 7.92x57mm Mauser. In 1923 it was redesignated as Karabiner 98a.
A Karabiner 98a is seen at the right.
One of the German soldiers, arresting a Neapolitan, carries a 98a rifle.
A soldier with a 98a rifle escorts arrested Neapolitans.
A Resistance fighter holds a Karabiner 98a.

Mauser Rifle

Other Mauser rifles are also used by German soldiers. They differ from Karabiner 98k by straight bolt handle and a large groove on the stock.

A soldier at the left holds a Mauser rifle with straight bolt handle.
A good view of the rifle in hands of soldier at the left.
The same gun is seen at the left.
A closeup of the stock.
A pair of lads carry Mauser rifles.
A German soldier carries a Mauser rifle on sling.

Machine Guns

Breda Modello 30

Resistance fighters use Breda Modello 30 light machine guns.

Breda Modello 30 - 6.5x52mm
Resistance fighters assemble a Breda M30 machine gun.
Breda M30 is used during the battle for the Campo Sportivo del Littorio stadium.
A man carries a Breda M30 machine gun.
The pistol grip and buttstock are seen.
An M30 lies on the pavement next to dead gunner.
A Resistance fighter (Enzo Cannavale) fires an M30 through heavy smoke.

Breda Modello 37

Resistance fighters use a Breda Modello 37 machine gun during the battle for the stadium.

Breda Modello 37 - 8x59mm RB Breda
Resistance fighters of Prof. Rosati's group mount a Breda M37 machine gun.
The M37 on tripod is seen at the left.
Prof. Rosati (Franco Sportelli) fires a Breda M37, preventing the execution of arrested Neapolitans on the field.
Breda M37 with discharged stripper clip.

Schwarzlose Machine Gun

Schwarzlose Machine Gun machine gun is seen in one scene.

Schwarzlose MG M. 7/12 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
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MG34

German troops use MG34 machine guns, mostly mounted on motorcycles and Kübelwagen cars.

MG34 with 50 round belt drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG34 is mounted on motorcycle.
A pair of MG34s is mounted on the Kriegsmarine patrol boat. The one on the bow is mounted on tripod.
A closer view of the machine gun on the superstructure. The MG34 is fitted with 50 round belt drum.
A soldier carries an MG34.

MG42

An MG42 is seen in one scene.

MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier carries an MG42.

Browning M1919A4

Browning M1919A4 machine guns are mounted on M47 Patton tanks that stand for Wehrmacht armoured vehicles.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06 Springfield
Top-mounted M1919A4 on M47.
A close view of top-mounted M1919A4.

Browning M1919A4E1

Front-mounted Browning M1919A4E1 machine guns are mounted on M47 Patton tanks and Staghound armoured cars.

Browning M1919A4E1 - .30-06 Springfield
Front-mounted machine gun on M47.
Front-mounted machine gun is seen on Staghound.

Browning M2HB

One of the Pattons has a Browning M2HB mounted on the turret (other M47 tanks have top-mounted Browning M1919A4s).

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
An M2HB is seen at the bottom right.

20mm Autocannon

Twin autocannons, probably of 20mm caliber, are seen in several scenes. They are most likely Italian Breda or Scotti guns.

A twin AA autocannon is seen on the rooftop.
A twin AA autocannon is seen on the street.

Other Weapons

Bomba a Mano Mod. 35, S.R.C.M. FI

Italian Bomba a Mano Mod. 35, S.R.C.M. FI hand grenades are used by Resistance fighters.

Bomba a Mano Mod. 35, S.R.C.M. FI Incendiary Smoke grenade.
A Resistance fighter holds a pair of grenades.
He pulls the pin with his teeth (common practice in books and films but practically impossible feat).
A basket contains several grenades and a pair of pistols.
The director of Reformatory school (Georges Wilson) holds a grenade.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades are used by German troops and Resistance fighters.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Salvatore (Frank Wolff) throws a grenade.
An aged fighter carries a pair of M24 grenades.
Twelve years old Gennaro Capuozzo (Domenico Formato) picks up a grenade.
Gennaro runs to a German tank. The kid is a real character; he was killed in a street battle and was posthumously awarded with Medal of Military Valor.

Lanciafiamme Modello 35

Italian Lanciafiamme Modello 35 (or similar looking Modello 40) flamethrower is used by a German soldier in one scene.

Lanciafiamme Modello 35
The soldier with flamethrower in the night scene.
Fire!
A closeup of the gun.

Flare Pistol

In one scene a German warrant officer fires a flare pistol. It is seen only in distance and cannot be identified.

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Trivia

M47 Patton

M47 Patton tanks stand for German armoured vehicles.

An M47 with Wehrmacht insignia on street.
M47 attacks a barricade.
M47 turns the turret backwards to avoid damage to the barrel.

T17E1 Staghound

T17E1 Staghound armoured cars also stand for German armoured vehicles.

A Staghound on street.

Ordnance QF 25-pounder

British 87.6mm Ordnance QF 25-pounder is used by Resistance fighters.

Royal Ordnance QF 25 pounder gun - 87.6mm
A Kettenkrad tows a 25-pounder gun.
The Resistance fighters ready captured gun for repelling of German attack.
The gun in action.



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