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The Unvanquished (L'Insoumis)

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The Unvanquished (L'Insoumis)
LInsoumis Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Alain Cavalier
Release Date 1964
Language French
Studio Cité Films, CIPRA, Delbeau
Distributor MGM
Main Cast
Character Actor
Thomas Vlassenroot Alain Delon
Lt. Fraser Georges Géret
Dominique Servet Lea Massari
Pierre Servet Maurice Garrel
Amerio Robert Castel

The Unvanquished (original title L'Insoumis; also released as Have I the Right to Kill?) is a 1964 French drama movie directed by Alain Cavalier and starring Alain Delon as Thomas Vlassenroot, a deserter from French Foreign Legion during the Algerian war.

The following weapons were used in the film The Unvanquished (L'Insoumis):



Several characters, including Thomas Vlassenroot (Alain Delon), Fraser (Georges Géret) and Amerio (Robert Castel), use M1911A1 pistols in various scenes. Dominique Servet (Lea Massari) briefly holds M1911A1 pistol.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
An M1911A1 is seen next to Lt. Fraser in the opening scene.
Thomas cleans his pistol.
Thomas holds Pierre Servet at gunpoint.
Fraser's pistol.
A grip of Thomas' pistol.
A close view of Thomas' pistol.
Another close view of Thomas' pistol.

Luger P08

During the scene in the hotel in Lyon Fraser's henchman is armed with a Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
While the pistol is seen from the muzzle, its shadow clearly shows that it's a Luger.

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II

A Sten Mk II is seen in hands of a French soldier in one scene.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A soldier at the right holds a Sten. A typical stock of Canadian version is seen.



Most French soldiers and legionnaires in Algiers are armed with MAS-36 and MAS-36/51 rifles.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French
MAS-36/51 - 7.5x54mm French
A bolt handle is seen at the right.
A longer barrel of MAS-36/51 is seen at the right.
French soldiers with MAS-36 rifles in patrol.

Machine Guns


In the opening scene both legionnaires and Algerian insurgents use Bren machine guns. The one used by legionnaires is fitted with a straight box magazine taken from Chatellerault M1924/29.

Bren Mk1 - .303 caliber
A close view of the machine gun.
A legionnaire loads the magazine.
A barrel of Bren is seen.
A legionnaire fires machine gun. Note the straight box magazine.
An Algerian insurgent fires his Bren. It has a standard curved magazine.


M8 Greyhound armored car is seen in Algiers, It is armed with 37 mm Gun M6 and M2HB heavy machine gun.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG

Other Weapons

Jezail musket

Several Jezail muskets are used as the decoration on the wall in Maria's (Viviane Attia) house.

Ottoman musket

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