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Calcutta 1946 Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by John Farrow
Release Date 1946
Studio Paramount Pictures
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Neale Gordon Alan Ladd
Virginia Moore Gail Russell
Pedro Blake William Bendix
Marina Tanev June Duprez
Eric Lasser Lowell Gilmore
Mrs. Smith Edith King
Mul Raj Malik Paul Singh
Inspector Kendricks Gavin Muir

Calcutta is a 1946 B&W noir adventure drama directed by John Farrow and starring Alan Ladd as Neale Gordon, a pilot on flights between Calcutta and Chungking. When Gordon returns from a flight, he gets news that his friend Bill Cunningham was murdered. Gordon begins his personal investigation. He meets Bill's fiance Virginia Moore (Gail Russell) and, despite being charmed by her, becomes suspicious.

The following weapons were used in the film Calcutta:


Webley Bulldog

When Mul Raj Malik (Paul Singh) comes into Gordon's hotel room, he is armed with a bright nickel plated Webley Bulldog revolver.

Nickel British Bulldog.
Malik aims his revolver at Neale.
Another view of the same scene.
The revolver in hands of a police constable (Leyland Hodgson). The grip is seen.
The same scene on a promotional image. The "bird head" grip is seen better here.

Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Third Model

In the final scene Virginia Moore (Gail Russell) takes a nickel plated Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Third Model revolver. Neale Gordon (Alan Ladd) disarms her and uses the gun.

Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Third Model - .32 S&W Long. Nickel plated
Neale wrests the gun from Virginia's hands.
The pearl grip is seen.
The revolver on the floor.
Neale holds the revolver.
A good view of the revolver. The gun is definitly smaller than .38 Smith & Wesson revolvers and can be identified as .32 model.

Colt Detective Special

Eric Lasser (Lowell Gilmore) holds a Colt Detective Special in the final scene. The film poster shows Alan Ladd holding a Colt DS but his character doesn't use this gun in the movie.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
Lasser aims his revolver at Neale and Virginia.
Another view of the revolver.

Unidentified revolvers

Police Inspector Kendricks (Gavin Muir) and his subordinates carry unidentified revolvers in holsters.

A police officer carries a revolver in standard British canvas holster, issued for Webley .38 Mk IV and Enfield No.2 revolvers.
Police sergeant (Bill Nind) and constable (Leyland Hodgson) carry revolvers in holsters. The grips are partially seen.
Inspector Kendricks carries a revolver in holster.


Colt Model 1908

Neale Gordon's (Alan Ladd) personal handgun is a Colt Model 1908 (the gun is described as "Colt .38 caliber" so it must be an M1908 rather than .32 M1903). The pistol is taken from him by Mul Raj Malik (Paul Singh), and later this gun is seen in hands of police officers.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP. Colt Model 1908 in .380 caliber looks the same.
Neale takes his pistol from the drawer.
He cocks the gun.
The pistol, now a material evidence, in hands of Inspector Kendricks (Gavin Muir).
Inspector gives the pistol to Neale and asks to tell if this is his gun.


Neale Gordon (Alan Ladd), Pedro Blake (William Bendix) and Bill Cunningham (John Whitney) carry M1911 pistols in holsters when they perform flight duties.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Bill Cunningham carries an M1911 in holster.
Pedro Blake carries an M1911 in holster.
Neale Gordon carries an M1911 in holster.
Neale's holstered pistol is seen in another scene.


M1903 Springfield

A guard on the airfield is armed with an M1903 Springfield rifle.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06 Springfield
A guard at the left holds a rifle that seems to be a Springfield M1903

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