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Murder on Dante Street (Ubiystvo na ulitse Dante)

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Murder on Dante Street
(Ubiystvo na ulitse Dante)
Ubiystvo na ulitse Dante Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Mikhail Romm
Release Date 1956
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Madeleine Thibault Evgeniya Kozyreva
Charles Thibault Mikhail Kozakov
Hippolyte Lantier Nikolai Komissarov
Philipp Thibault Maksim Shtraukh
Greene Rostislav Plyatt
Jourden Vladimir Muravyov
Pitou Georgiy Vitsin
Jacques Aleksandr Pelevin

Murder on Dante Street (Ubiystvo na ulitse Dante) is a 1956 Soviet drama film directed by Mikhail Romm. During WWII French actress Madeleine Thibault (Evgeniya Kozyreva) participates in the Resistance Movement while her only and dear son Charles (Mikhail Kozakov) becomes a ardent Nazi and collaborator. Their post-war meeting ends up with a tragedy.

The following weapons were used in the film Murder on Dante Street (Ubiystvo na ulitse Dante):


FN Model 1906

During the stage performance, Madeleine Thibault (Evgeniya Kozyreva) holds an FN Model 1906 or some other similar pocket pistol.

FN Model 1906 - .25 ACP
Madeleine Thibault holds a pocket pistol when in the course of the play she shoots an unfaithful lover.

FN Model 1910

During the stage performance, set in 1943 in occupied Paris, Madeleine Thibault (Evgeniya Kozyreva) holds an FN Model 1910.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Instead of blank-loaded pocket pistol, commonly used in the performance, Madeleine draws an FN Model 1910.
She goes towards the theater box where high rank German officers watch the performance.
Madeleine fires.

Beretta M1934

Charles Thibault (Mikhail Kozakov) holds a Beretta M1934 when he meets his mother after the war.

Beretta M1934 - .380 ACP
Charles draws the pistol when Madeleine tells him that she knows about his collaboration with occupants.
Charles points the pistol at his mother.

Luger P08

A German officer (Arkadi Shcherbakov), commanding the garrison in Madeleine's native village, holds a Luger P08 during the attempt to arrest a Resistance member in Madeleine's father Hippolyte Lantier's house. After the destroying of the German garrison in the village, Hippolyte Lantier (Nikolai Komissarov) takes the officer's pistol.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The officer holds his Luger.
He holds the pistol during the search in Madeleine's room.
The pistol is seen on the table near Hippolyte Lantier's plate. In this scene Lantier demonstrates that despite being paraplegic, he still can use the gun but the pistol is seen in Lantier's hands too unclear to make a decent screenshot.

Walther P38

A German officer (Nikolay Gorlov) draws a Walther P38 in the scene in a cafe in the town of Ciboure.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
The officer in cafe carries the P38 in holster. The holster itself seems to be a TT-33 pattern.
He draws the pistol after Madeleine slaps him but Greene manages to hit the pistol from the officer's hand and send it in flight (the pistol is seen in midair, on the very top of the screenshot).

Mauser C96

When Madeleine Thibault kills a high rank German officer during the performance, another officer in the theater box draws a Mauser C96 (obviously a strange choice for a visit to theater). A Mauser pistol is also seen on the table in the secret base of the Resistance.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A very blurry view of a C96 in hands of a German officer.
Another view of the officer's C96, barely seen in darkness.
The C96 of the Resistance commander is seen on the improvised table.

Unidentified pistols

A pistol is briefly seen in hands of a French Resistance fighter. This is some full-size military model that bears resemblance with Steyr M1912 but it's hard to say for sure.

For comparison: Steyr-Hahn M1912 - 9x23mm Steyr
A Resistance fighter holds a pistol.

In the final scene Claude Junot (Oleg Golubitsky) holds an unidentified pistol. It may be the same FN Model 1910 that was earlier used by Madeleine Thibault but it's hard to say for sure.

For comparison: FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Junot draws his pistol.
He stands over dying Madeleine.

Submachine Guns


Most German soldiers carry MP40 submachine guns. A number of MP40 is captured by the French villagers when they destroyed the German garrison.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A German soldier with an MP40 escorts arrested Frenchmen.
German soldiers with MP40s break in Hippolyte Lantier's house.
A German officer (Arkadi Shcherbakov) with the MP40.
The officer breaks on the village wedding in search for a member of Resistance.
A villager carries a captured MP40.
Villagers with MP40s and Karabiner 98k rifles.


Karabiner 98k

Some German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. A number of 98k rifles is captured by the French villagers when they destroyed the German garrison. The rifles are also seen in hands of Resistance fighters.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The villagers carry captured MP40 submachine guns and 98k rifles.
One more villager carries a 98k rifle.
A Mauser rifle, likely also the 98k, is seen in hands of a Resistance fighter.
A Resistance fighter with a 98k.


Double Barreled Shotgun

One of the French villagers carries a double barreled shotgun.

A villager at the left carries a double barreled shotgun.

Machine Guns


MG34 machine guns are seen mounted on M3 Scout Cars, used as stand-in for German half-track APCs.

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG34 is mounted on M3 Scout Car.
Another M3 Scout Car with MG34 machine gun.

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