You Only Live Once

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You Only Live Once (1937)

You Only Live Once is a 1937 film that was one of German film director Fritz Lang's first Hollywood movies.

The following firearms were used in the film You Only Live Once:

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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer

Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda) carries a Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer when he considers going back to a life of crime. He later draws it when he is arrested for the bank robbery he did not commit.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer
Eddie looks at his Colt Pocket Hammer under a pillow.

Winchester Model 1897

Several of the bank guards and prison guards are armed with Winchester Model 1897 shotguns.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun 12 gauge
A bank guard goes around to open the back of the truck with his Winchester '97.
A bank guard stands with his shotgun as the others unload money from it.

Colt M1911

A bank guard carries a Colt M1911 in his holster.

Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
The bank guard's M1911 sticks out of his holster.

M1921A Thompson

Several police officers in the film carry M1921A Thompson submachine guns, including the ones who shoot Eddie and Joan's car off the road during the finale.

Colt 1921A Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP
A police officer breaks his Thompson through the window to arrest Eddie.
Another officer aims his Thompson at Eddie during his arrest.
A prison guard next to Warden Wheeler (John Wray) holds a Thompson.

Browning Automatic Rifle

Several police officers in the film carry Browning Automatic Rifles.

Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
A policeman on the courthouse steps at Eddie's conviction carries a BAR.

Winchester Model 1892

Some of the prison guards have Winchester Model 1892 rifles.

Winchester 1892 -.32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
A guard walks past Eddie's cell with his Winchester '92.

Harrington & Richardson Young America revolver

Joan Taylor (Sylvia Sidney) buys an Harrington & Richardson Young America revolver at a pawn shop for Eddie to use to break out of prison, but Father Dolan (William Gargan) takes it from her and locks it in a drawer.

Harrington & Richardson Young America Bulldog - .32 Rimfire
Two revolvers, an H&R and an Iver Johnson, sit in the middle of the gun display.
The H&R revolver purchased by Joan and smuggled into jail.

Iver Johnson revolver

An Iver Johnson Revolver is visible inside the gun case at the pawn shop where Joan looks for a gun to buy to break Eddie out.

Iver Johnson - .32 S&W
Two revolvers, an H&R and an Iver Johnson, sit in the middle of the gun display.

Colt New Service

A Colt New Service is among the revolvers spotted by Joan at the pawn shop.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 LC. The military version of this revolver is the M1909 (also chambered for .45 Long Colt)
The gun display in the pawn shop. The Colt New Service is in the upper left corner, partially covering the S&W 4th Model.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model

A Smith & Wesson 4th Model is among the revolvers spotted by Joan at the pawn shop.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model Double Action .32
The gun display in the pawn shop. The S&W 4th Model is in the upper left corner, partially covered by the larger New Service

Colt M1911A1

Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda) uses a smuggled Colt M1911A1 with U.S. Army stampings to break out of prison, shooting Father Dolan and holding Dr. Hill (Jerome Cowan) hostage.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Commercial - .45 ACP.
Eddie reaches for the gun inside the prison hospital mattress.
Eddie draws the M1911A1 on Dr. Hill.

Vickers

The prison Eddie breaks out of has a Vickers machine gun on a guard tower.

Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun
A guard walks past the Vickers.

unidentified rifle

A policeman who shoots Eddie in the finale has an unidentified rifle with scope.

The policeman looks for Eddie and Joan.
The policeman aims at Eddie and Joan.



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