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Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (Der Würger von Schloß Blackmoor), The
The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (Der Würger von Schloß Blackmoor) is a 1963 German detective movie directed by Harald Reinl and loosely based on works of Bryan Edgar Wallace (son of better known Edgar Wallace). Lucius Clark (Rudolf Fernau) returns to England from South Africa and rents Blackmoor Castle from its impoverished owner. Soon, a masked strangler appears in the castle, and several people one by one fall victims. It turns out that the murders are connected to certain Charles Manning whom Clark allegedly robbed of precious diamonds and killed in Africa.
The film is the second installment in the CCC Filmproduktion studio film series (1962-1972), based on the works of Bryan Edgar Wallace.
WARNING! WARNING! Major spoilers ahead!
The following weapons were used in the film The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (Der Würger von Schloß Blackmoor):
NHM Model 9
NHM Model 9 revolvers are seen in hands of the masked man (whose identity is revealed at last as (SPOILER! Highlight to see description)Mike Pierce (Hans Reiser)) and Lucius Clark (Rudolf Fernau).
Enfield No. 2 Mk I*
When Lucius Clark (Rudolf Fernau) and the masked man exchange gunshots, Clark's revolver switches to an Enfield No. 2 Mk I*. During the shootout with the masked man on the bridge, Inspector Mitchell's aide Det. Watson (Gerhard Hartig) is armed with an Enfield.
Det. Watson (Gerhard Hartig) holds a compact revolver when he tries to pursue the masked man (in following scenes Watson is armed with an Enfield No.2 revolver). In the final scene Judy (Ingmar Zeisberg) draws a similar revolver, very likely same prop reused. The general appearance of the revolver resembles the NHM Model 6 that is often seen in 1960s Krimi films but it still slightly differs.
MAB Model D
Inspector Jeff Mitchell (Harry Riebauer) carries a MAB Model D pistol in several scenes.
When the boy Philip (Stephan Schwartz) explores the dungeons of the Blackmoor Castle, he finds a side-by-side Howdah Pistol. Inspector Jeff Mitchell (Harry Riebauer) takes the dangerous toy from the boy. In the climactic scene Lord Edgar Blackmoor (Walter Giller) holds a Howdah pistol together with a Percussion Dueling Pistol, then he gives the Howdah to Mitchell.
Percussion Dueling Pistol
In the climactic scene Lord Edgar Blackmoor (Walter Giller) holds a Percussion Dueling Pistol together with a Howdah Pistol.
Fictional submachine gun
In several scenes the masked man is armed with a fictional submachine gun. It has the receiver similar to Sten but with more crude appearance, side mounted curved Sterling-like magazine (but curved in the opposite direction), skeleton stock, perforated barrel shroud with unusually positioned holes and multiple (four?) muzzles. Same looking guns can be seen in 1962 film Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, also a CCC Films production.
Double Barreled Shotgun
A number of Double Barreled Shotguns are seen in the Castle Blackmoor.
One of the guns in Lucius Clark's gun cabinet seems to be a Browning Auto-5 semi auto shotgun.
Two bolt action hunting/sporting rifles are seen in Lucius Clark's gun cabinet. One of them is fitted with a sniper scope.