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Take It Easy It's a Waltz (Laisse aller ... c'est une Valse)

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Laisse aller ... c'est une Valse
Take It Easy Its a Waltz-poster.jpg
Cinema poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Georges Lautner
Release Date 1971
Language French
Studio Gaumont International
Distributor Gaumont
Main Cast
Character Actor
Serge Aubin Jean Yanne
Carla Mireille Darc
Michel Michel Constantin
Commissaire Caillaud Bernard Blier
Varèse Nanni Loy

Take It Easy It's a Waltz (Laisse aller ... c'est une Valse) is a 1971 French action crime comedy directed by Georges Lautner. Serge Aubin (Jean Yanne) was a three years in prison for theft of jewelry, after the release was kidnapped by Varèse´s rival gang, which compels him to reveal where the hidden jewels. To help come his friend Michel (Michel Constantin), Serge forgave his wife's Carla (Mireille Darc) infidelity with Varèse (Nanni Loy) and all three together begin to flee. But the killers are right behind them .. and also the commissaire Caillaud (Bernard Blier).

The following weapons can be seen in Take It Easy It's a Waltz (Laisse aller ... c'est une Valse):


Browning Hi-Power

Most of the pistols used by a characters in the film are Browning Hi-Power of various types.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm‎‎
Killer "Reuter" (Georges Claisse) guards Serge with a Browning Hi-Power in his hand.
Browning Hi-Power "Type 73" - 9x19mm.‎‎
Killer "Congo" (Jess Hahn) is armed with this or a similar type of Browning Hi-Power pistol.
Jess Hahn-pistol-TIEW.jpg
The first version of the classic pistol, developed by John Browning and Dieudonné Saive, and adopted by Belgium in 1935, the FN P-35 - 9x19mm‎‎
In the firefight at the gas station Serge (Jean Yanne) uses also a Browning Hi-Power.

Luger P08

Some characters carry long-barred Artillery model Luger P08s.

Luger P08 long barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm


File:Varèse´s man-Luger P08.jpg
Serge's wife Carla is guarded by a Varèse´s man with a long barreled Luger P08 .
Michel (Michel Constantin) dual-wields in a shootout. One of his guns is a Luger.

SIG P210 pistol

Serge (Jean Yanne) and Carla (Mireille Darc) in several scenes holding a SIG P210 pistol.

SIG P210-2 - 9x19mm
Michel gives Serge a SIG P210 for protection
Carla aims the P210 at Commissioner Caillaud.

Walther PP pistol

Another widely used weapon is here Walther PP pistol.

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP
Serge (Jean Yanne) about to shoot his unfaithful wife with a suppressed Walther PP.
Varèse´s bodyguards (in the middle is Guy Delorme) carry the PP.

Walther Model 4

Carla (Mireille Darc) also captures Varèse with the Walther Model 4 pistol.

Walther Model 4 - .32 ACP
Mireille Darc-pistol-TIEW.jpg

Walther P38

Michel (Michel Constantin) uses also a Walther P38 pistol, sometimes suppressed.

Walther P1 - 9x19mm‎‎
Michel Constantin-Walther P38-silencer.jpg
Michel Constantin-Walther P38.jpg

Mle 1892 Revolver

The gas station owner, Rollas, (Paul Préboist) carries a Mle 1892 Revolver.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver

Submachine Guns

Gevarm Type D4

Varèse´s body guard is armed with a Gevarm Type D4 submachine gun.

Gevarm Type D4

MAT-49 submachine gun

Police special commandos are equipped with a MAT-49 and MAS-38 submachine guns.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm


MAS-38 submachine gun

MAS-38 Submachine gun - 7.65mm

The policeman on the left has an older MAS-38 submachinegun.


High Standard FLITE KING shotgun

One of the hunters fires at the gas station with a High Standard FLITE KING shotgun.

High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard Model - 12 gauge

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

The hunters are mostly armed with 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns.

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.

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