Traitor's Gate (Das Verrätertor)
Traitor's Gate (Das Verrätertor) is a 1964 West German-British detective movie directed by Freddie Francis and adapted from the 1927 novel by Edgar Wallace. Crime mastermind Trayne (Albert Lieven) plans to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. He organizes the escape of convict Graham (Gary Raymond) who looks astonishingly similar to the officer of Queen's Guard Dick Lee-Carnaby who serves in the Tower. Trayne's secretary Hope Joyner (Catherine Schell) who is Dick's bride becomes an involuntary helper. However, when a curious German tourist (Eddi Arent) accidentally gets involved in the case, the plan goes wrong...
The film is the eighteenth installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972) adapted from the novels of Edgar Wallace. Unlike most films of the series, this one was really filmed in England, voiced in English and only then dubbed in German.
The following weapons were used in the film Traitor's Gate (Das Verrätertor):
Harrington & Richardson Premier
Webley .38 Mk IV / Enfield No.2
During the investigation of the robbery in the Tower, an MP carries a revolver in a WWII pattern canvas holster, used for Webley .38 Mk IV and Enfield No.2 revolvers. As only the minor part of the grip is seen, there is no way to identify the gun.
Kane (Klaus Kinski) uses a suppressed M1911 pistol in several scenes. The fake suppressor is screwed inside the barrel, as it is often seen on screen. When Kane kills a criminal who tried to blackmail Trayne, the pistol is fitted with a kind of cover over the ejection port, probably to prevent the spent brass to fly away. When the pistol fires, the slide moves back but but much less than it should have.
Beretta 950 Jetfire
After the robbery, Graham (Gary Raymond) holds a compact pistol, fitted with a sound suppressor. It is seen mostly in darkness, but judging by the size of the gun, the Beretta-style open-top slide, the logo on the grip and the shape of the trigger guard, the gun is supposed to be a Beretta 950 Jetfire. During the conflict with Trayne, Graham uses his pistol to shoot Trayne's bodyguard and then puts the gun in hand of stunned Trayne. Nevertheless in the following scene on the steamer, Graham again holds same pistol.
Unidentified pocket pistol
A pocket pistol is used by Dinah Pawling (Margot Trooger) in the final scene. It is seen only in darkness. Despite the relatively small size of the gun, it has a large bore. Possibly this pistol is not a live gun but some kind of replica.
When Kane descends from a helicopter on a steamer in the final scene, he holds a pistol that is supposed to be a Luger P08; but when Kane is on the steamer, he holds a revolver (see above). Very likely Kinski was replaced by a stunt performer during the set of this scene.
Rifles and Assault Rifles
The soldiers of Queen's Guard in the Tower of London carry L1A1 rifles with L1A3 bayonets. An L1A1 in hands of a sentry is best seen during the Ceremony of the Keys.
Unidentified Sniper Rifle
Double Barreled Shotgun
In the opening scene several of the police constables and prison guards, pursuing fugitive Graham, carry Double Barreled Shotguns.
Single Barreled Shotgun
Several Single Barreled Shotguns are also seen in hands of police and prison guards.
BSA Martini Line Thrower
A line thrower, based on Martini-Henry rifle, is used by the robbers during their actions in the Tower.
Schermuly Line Thrower
Two Schermuly line throwers, based on Webley & Scott Signal Pistols, are seen in the cabin on the steamer in the final scene. The gun on the top is based on No. 1 Mk. V or No. 2 Mk. V, while the one of the bottom is based on No. 1 Mk. III or No. 1 Mk. III*.