Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 B&W spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In August 1939, American reporter John Jones (Joel McCrea) is sent to Europe as a foreign correspondent of a prominent New York newspaper. His first assignment is to interview a Dutch diplomat Van Meer (Albert Basserman) at an event held by Stephen Fisher (Herbert Marshall), the leader of the Universal Peace Party. During the event, Jones makes acquaintance with Fisher's daughter Carol (Laraine Day). The following events lead Jones to the trail of a spy ring that hunts for Van Meer in order to get information about a top secret international treaty.
Foreign Correspondent was Hitchcock's second Hollywood production after leaving the United Kingdom in 1939. It was nominated for six Academy Awards in 1940, including the Best Picture and the Best Supporting Actor (Albert Basserman), but did not win any.
The following weapons were used in the film Foreign Correspondent:
In the scene in Amsterdam, an assassin (Charles Wagenheim) disguised as a photographer draws a Mauser 1934 Pocket Pistol concealed in his camera and fires at prominent Dutch diplomat Van Meer. What appears to be a Mauser pocket pistol, possibly same gun reused, is seen in hands of a fake Dutch police detective (Ken Christy) during the attempt to kidnap Jones from a hotel in Amsterdam.
Colt Model 1903/1908
In the scene in the spy ring headquarters in London, a female accomplice (uncredited) takes a Colt Model 1903/1908 from a drawer. She holds reporter Scott ffolliott at gunpoint and then hands the pistol to the assassin (Charles Wagenheim) who in turn gives the gun to Tramp (Martin Kosleck). The pistol has bright nickel finish and standard black Colt grips.
Dutch policemen carry holsters for unknown handguns. These holsters seem to contain guns as they are not flat.
When two spies, posing as Dutch police, try to kidnap Jones, the one disguised as a uniformed police officer (Jimmy Dime) draws a pistol from his holster. The gun is seen very briefly and unclear.