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Red Bells

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Red Bells
Spanish-language Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg Soviet Union
ITA.jpg Italy
MEX.jpg Mexico
Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk
Release Date 1982
Language Spanish
Studio Mosfilm
Conacite Dos
Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI)
Vides International
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Reed Franco Nero
Mabel Dodge Ursula Andress
Isabel Blanca Guerra
Lo Chino Jorge Reynoso
Emiliano Zapata Jorge Luke
Pancho Villa Eraclio Zepeda
minister Nikitin Boris Belyakov
Sviridov Igor Ivanov

Red Bells (original title: Красные колокола, Фильм первый - Мексика в огне; Krasnye kolokola, film pervyy - Meksika v ogne; "Red Bells Part I: Mexico on Fire") is a 1982 Soviet-Italian-Mexican adventure-drama movie directed by Sergei Bondarchuk (known as "Messico in fiamme" in Italy and "Campanas rojas" in Mexico). It is the first of a two-parts film centered on the life and career of John Reed, the revolutionary communist journalist, who did reportage about 1915 Mexican revolution. It was followed by Red Bells II. Starring Franco Nero and Ursula Andress.

The following weapons were used in the film Red Bells:


Colt New Service

The army and rebels' officers carry Colt New Service revolvers.

Colt New Service M1917 - .45 ACP (in moon clips).
Urbina's deputy Fidencio hold his Colt New Service.
Emiliano Zapata (Jorge Luke) (right).
Lo Chino (Jorge Reynoso).
John Reed (Franco Nero) and Pancho Villa (Eraclio Zepeda) (right).


M1903 Springfield

Mexican rebels and Huerta's soldiers mainly are armed with M1903 Springfield rifles (which can be identified by their characteristic protective "hump" in front of the rear sights). In the film was used a large number of rifles, but they are mostly visible from a distance.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
Huerta'´s soldiers.

Mauser Carbine

The Mexican rebels and Huerta's soldiers also carries the Mauser carbines. It's probably a Mexican M1910 Carbine model (historically correctly), as the movie was filming in Mexico.

Mauser 1895 Carbine - 7x57mm Mauser. The Mexican M1910 Mauser carbine is looks analogous.
John Reed (Franco Nero) (left).
Isabel (Blanca Guerra).
Pancho Villa (Jorge Reynoso).

Marlin Model 1881

One of Mexican rebels are seen with Marlin Model 1881 rifle.

Marlin Model 1881 - 35.55 Ballard

Machine Guns

Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun

Huerta´s soldiers are equipped with the Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Guns.

Hotchkiss M1914


75-mm Saint Chamond-Mondragón field gun

The rebels and soldiers use 75-mm Saint Chamond-Mondragón field guns.


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