Most Wanted Man (L'Ennemi public No 1), The

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The Most Wanted Man
(L'Ennemi public No 1)
L'Ennemi public Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Release Date 1953
Language French
Studio Cité Films
Fidès
Cocinor
PEG Produzione Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Joe Calvet Fernandel
Lola The Blond Zsa-Zsa Gabor
Slim David Opatoshu
Tony Fallone Paolo Stoppa
Parker, chief of police Tino Buazelli
Prison Director Louis Seigner
W.W. Stone, attorney Saturnin Fabre


The Most Wanted Man (original title L'Ennemi public No 1 or L'Ennemi public numéro un) is a 1953 French crime comedy directed by Henri Verneuil and starring Fernandel as Joe Calvet, a very myopic man who is by chance taken for a notorious mobster, and not only by police, but also by gangsters who make a prison break for him...


The following weapons were used in the film The Most Wanted Man (L'Ennemi public No 1):

Contents


Handguns

M1911A1

Numerous characters carry M1911A1 pistols.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Slim (David Opatoshu), Lola's bodyguard and hired killer, with a half a dozen M1911s.
Joe Calvet (Fernandel) draws a pistol in subway and tries to understand what it is, as he lacks his glasses.
Lola's pistol lies on the map of the prison while she plans the attack (Lola is never seen actually holding a gun).
Slim holds a pistol during the attack on the prison.
Slim holds the prison director (Louis Seigner) at gunpoint.
The prison director holds a pistol during the reenactment of the events.
Frank (uncredited), one of Fallone's henchmen, holds an M1911.
Abe (Mario Cianfanelli), one of Fallone's henchmen, holds an M1911.
Frank (at the left) and Tony Fallone (Paolo Stoppa) (at the right) aim their pistols at Joe Calvet.

Mle 1892 Revolver

Numerous uniformed police officers and prison guards carry revolvers that appear to be French Mle 1892 Revolvers, standing for Colts.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8 x 27mm SR
A police officer holds a revolver.

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

M1A1 Thompsons are used by both criminals and police. Some of them are fitted with M1921-style foregrips to look more "mobster-style" (same version can be seen in Grisbi that was filmed a year later).

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Frank (uncredited) fires a Thompson during the attack on the prison (later he is seem with a Sten).
The noted rear sight guard allows to identify his SMG as M1A1.
Another criminal holds a Thompson with a foregrip.
Numerous M1A1 Thompsons are seen in gun rack in police department headquarters.
A police detective with a Thompson.

M1928A1 Thompson

Some police officers are seen with M1928A1 Thompsons.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight - .45 ACP
A police officer holds an M1928A1 (note the rear sight and Cutts compensator).

MP40

During the attack on the prison several criminals are armed with MP40 SMGs. Police detectives also carry MP40s during the attempt to arrest Calvet on the farm.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Two MP40s and a Bazooka are seen in the car prior to attack.
Fallone's henchman fires an MP40 at the background.
Abe (Mario Cianfanelli) (at the left) holds an MP40.
A police detective with an MP40.

Sten Mk II

During the attack on the prison several criminals are armed with Sten Mk II SMGs. Police detectives also carry Stens during the attempt to arrest Calvet on the farm.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
Frank (uncredited) holds a Sten at the left.
Two Stens are seen inside the car together with MP40s.
An M3 "Grease Gun" and a Sten are seen on Tony Fallone's table after the prison break.
A police detective with a Sten.

M3 "Grease Gun"

Several M3 "Grease Gun" SMGs are seen during the attack on the prison.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
Two "Grease Guns" are seen on the wall together with several MP40s and M1911A1s.
A "Grease Guns" and a Sten Mk II are seen on Tony Fallone's table after the prison break.

Shotguns

Winchester Model 1897

In the final scene several police officers carry pump action shotguns that appear to be Winchester Model 1897.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 gauge
A police officer runs with a shotgun.

Double Barreled Shotguns

In one scene double barreled shotguns are seen in hands of bodyguards of a wealthy businessman.

Bodyguards hold shotguns at the background.

Rifles

M1 Carbine

Prison guards are armed with M1 Carbines. M1 Carbines are also seen in hands of police detectives.

M1 Carbine (Post-War) - .30 Carbine
A guard controls the prisoners on walk.
Guards with M1 Carbines escort Joe Calvet.
A closer view of an M1 Carbine in the same scene.
Police detectives arm themselves with M1 Carbines when they plan to arrest Calver.

MAS-36

Several prison guards are armed with rifles that appear to be MAS-36s.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French
Several guards carry rifles that are supposed to be MAS-36s.

Other Weapons

Unidentified Hand Grenade

Slim (David Opatoshu) and Abe (Mario Cianfanelli) use hand grenades during the attack on the prison.

Slim readies a grenade.
Abe holds a grenade after the prison break. A crate of grenades is seen next to him.

Bazooka

A Bazooka (supposedly an M9) is seen during the attack on the prison. It isn't used in action.

M9 "Bazooka" - 2.36 inch
A Bazooka is seen in the car prior to attack.



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