Up to His Ears (Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine)

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Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine
Up to His Ears.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Philippe de Broca
Release Date 1965
Language French
Studio Les Films Ariane
Distributor Lopert Pictures Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Arthur Lempereur Jean-Paul Belmondo
Alexandrine Pinardel Ursula Andress
Leon Jean Rochefort
Alice Ponchabert Valérie Lagrange
Suzy Ponchabert Maria Pacôme
Cornelius Jess Hahn
Mr. Goh Valéry Inkijinoff
Roquentin Mario David
Cornac Paul Préboist
Charlie Falinster Joe Saïd



Up to His Ears (Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine) is a 1965 French-Italian adventure comedy directed by Philippe de Broca, loosely based on the 1879 novel Tribulations of a Chinaman in China by Jules Verne. Multimillionaire Arthur Lempereur (Jean-Paul Belmondo ) is indeed the richest man in France, but simultaneously it is also unbearably unhappy because they are bored. Together with his fiancée Alice Ponchabert (Valérie Lagrange), her mother Suzy (Maria Pacôme) and her boyfriend Cornelius (Jess Hahn) sail to the Orient and vainly attempting suicide, which is the only way to escape boredom. The moment his ninth attempt fails, gets the message that he lost all his money. And so Arthur covers two million dollars in the event of his death for Alice and his oriental friend Goh (Valéry Inkijinoff), who asks to hire professional killers who would kill him. But just when it happens, he meet with glamorous stripper artist Alexandrina Pinardel (Ursula Andress) and suddenly he very wants to live. No choice but to try to escape all the traps and find Goha, for appeal the killers, from which hatch two insurance agents - Cornac (Paul Préboist) and Roquentin (Mario David,) who are hired to his protect. But the mother Alice for Arthur´s murder hired a Chinese triad.



The following weapons were used in the film Up to His Ears (Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine):

Contents


Handguns

Walther Model 9

Alexandrine Pinardel (Ursula Andress) carry on all trips a Walther Model 9 pocket pistol, how she calls her "Browning".

Walther Model 9 - 6.35mm Browning
Alexandrina Pinardel pulls at Arthur a Walther Model 9.
Miss Pinardel aims a gun at Arthur's heart in her dressing room.
Alexandrina has hidden on the ship under her pillow a gun.
She fired from her after the alleged hired killers.

Luger P08

To a normal equipment of gangsters from Chinese triads belongs Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm.
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Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

Insurance agents Roquentin (Mario David) and Cornac (Paul Préboist) as well as some killers carry Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistols.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Some of Chinese triads men holds also Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistols.
Roquentin (Mario David) from the motorcycle start firing at approaching killers.
Cornac (Paul Préboist) shoots from his sidearm into air.

Unidentified revolver

Mafian´s boss Charlie Fallinster (Joe Saïd) owned an unidentified revolver.

Charlie gives his revolver pilot to kill Arthur and Alexandrina.
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Submachine guns

Sten

Most killers from Chinese triads, include his chief Charlie Fallinster (Joe Saïd), are armed with Sten guns.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
The killers from Chinese triads.
Charlie Fallinster holds a Sten in his airplane.

M1A1 Thompson

Some Chinese triads men are seen with M1A1 Thompson submachine guns.

M1A1 Thompson with 20-round magazine and Cutts compensator - .45 ACP
... but Arthur and Alexandrina poured at the hill barrels of oil.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1894

Cornelius (Jess Hahn) and Suzy Ponchabert (Maria Pacôme) wants to shoot Arthur from a Winchester Model 1894 rifle with a scope.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30.
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Machine guns

Browning M1917

Arthur (Jean-Paul Belmondo) together with Alexandrine (Ursula Andress) used the Browning M1917 machine gun.

Browning M1917 - 0.30-06
Prior to the prison building Arthur seized the machine gun.
Together with Alexandrine mowed down the attacking mobsters.

Hand grenades

Unidentified hand grenade

Insurance agents Roquentin (Mario David) and Cornac (Paul Préboist) handled with an unknown handgrenade.

Cornac holds a live grenade in his hand ...
... but falls and tries to catch him Roquentin.

Mockup Stick Grenade

Chinese killers throws mockup stick grenades, modelled after Model 24 Stielhandgranate, at Arthur's motorcycle.

For comparison: Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
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Others

Mountain Howitzer

Arthur and Alexandrine fires at the killers from the howitzer. It looks like 75mm Japanese Type 41 mountain gun.

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