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Conspiracy of the Doomed (Zagovor obrechyonnykh)

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Conspiracy of the Doomed
(Zagovor obrechyonnykh)
Zagovor obrechyonnykh Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
Release Date 1950
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ganna Likhta Lyudmila Skopina
Maks Venta Pavel Kadochnikov
Mark Pino Vladimir Druzhnikov
Kosta Varra Boris Sitko
Nikola Sloveno Vsevolod Aksyonov
Magda Forsgolm Luiza Koshukova
Khristina Padera Sofiya Pilyavskaya
Cardinal Birnch Aleksandr Vertinskiy
Ambassador McHill Maksim Shtraukh

Conspiracy of the Doomed (Zagovor obrechyonnykh) is a 1950 Soviet political drama movie directed by Mikhail Kalatozov and based on the theater play by Nikolay Virta. The plot is set in late 1940s in a generic East European state where the confrontation raises between the People's Front coalition led by the Communists and the conspiracy of the anti-Communist forces, backed up by the US Ambassador.

The following weapons were used in the film Conspiracy of the Doomed (Zagovor obrechyonnykh):



When the People's Front members make a raid in the club of the Black Falcons anti-Communist organisation, one of the Black Falcons member fires a TT-33 pistol.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
A Black Falcons member fires at the lamp on the ceiling.

Luger P08

In the wartime scene a Luger P08 is seen in hands of a Gestapo officer Kurtov (Oleg Zhakov). During the attempt of the coup d'etat both the conspirators and the People's Front supporters use Lugers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Kurtov holds a Luger during the pursue after the Communist Ganna Likhta who made a break from a concentration camp.
A Black Falcons member aims a Luger at a guard on the telegraph office during the coup d'etat.
He tosses the gun in his hand in order to pistol-whip the guard.
The Communist activist Maks Venta (Pavel Kadochnikov) holds a Luger during the arrest of General Bravura and other officers, involved in the conspiration.
A commander of the People's Front armed group holds a Luger, captured from a conspirator who tried to kill the Communist leader Nikola Sloveno.
Nikola Sloveno (Vsevolod Aksyonov) takes the pistol.

FN Model 1906

A pocket pistol, most likely an FN Model 1906 or one of its numerous clones, is seen in hands of the head of the conspiracy, the leader of the Nationalist Party Khristina Padera (Sofiya Pilyavskaya).

FN Model 1906 - .25 ACP
Khristina Padera holds a pocket pistol.
The muzzle is seen.

Submachine Guns


In the wartime scenes MP40 are used by German soldiers. During the attempt of the coup d'etat many People's Front supporters are armed with MP40s.

MP40 - 9x19mm
German soldiers with MP40s pursue Ganna Likhta.
A German soldier with MP40 and a roll of ads for reward for capture of Ganna Likhta.
During the attempt on Ganna Likhta, at that moment the Deputy Prime Minister, one of the members of Kurtov's group, disguised as a monk, holds an MP40.
A commander of the People's Front armed group (Vasiliy Krasnoshchyokov) holds an MP40.
A People's Front member (Evgeniy Zosimov) holds an MP40 during the arrest of General Bravura.
An MP40 is seen in hands of a People's Front member during the arrest of one of the leaders of the conspiracy Cardinal Birnch.
A Social Democrat activist Mark Pino (Vladimir Druzhnikov) holds an MP40 during the arrest of an American agent Kyra Rachel in the club of the Black Falcons organisation.
Mark Pino with MP40.
Mark Pino (Vladimir Druzhnikov) with MP40 on a promotional image.

Thompson M1928A1

Kurtov (Oleg Zhakov) who became Khristina Padera's deputee after the war uses a Thompson M1928A1 during the attempt on Ganna Likhta.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Kurtov, disguised as a monk, holds a Thompson. A member of his group at the background is armed with an MP40.
The barrel with Cutts compensator is seen.
Thompsons, smuggled for the conspiractors in boxes of American humanitarian aid, fall from an accidentally broken crate.


Karabiner 98k

People's Front members also use Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Manufactured in Germany, 1937.
Zagovor obrechyonnykh-Kar98k-1.jpg
Zagovor obrechyonnykh-Kar98k-2.jpg
People's Front members with Karabiner 98k rifles.
A People's Front member guards the arrested conspirators.
A People's Front member holds a Karabiner 98k during the arrest of Cardinal Birnch.


Double Barreled Shotgun

During the arrest of Cardinal Birnch, peasant Steban (Ivan Pelttser) holds a double barreled shotgun.

Steban holds a shotgun.

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