|A Midnight Clear
|| United States
||April 24, 1992
A Midnight Clear is a 1992 World War II film directed by Keith Gordon, who also wrote the screenplay. Based on the novel by William Wharton (who also was the author of Birdy), the film centers around a US Army Intelligence unit that stumbles upon a platoon of German soldiers who wish to surrender on Christmas Eve. The film's cast also includes David Jensen, Larry Joshua, and Curt Lowens.
The following weapons were used in the film A Midnight Clear:
A Luger P08 is seen used by the Older German Soldier (Curt Lowens).
Luger P'08 pistol - 9x19mm
The Colt M1911A1 is seen used by Bud Miller (Peter Berg) in the film.
The MP40 is briefly seen carried by a German soldier.
MP40 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
The M1 Garand was the standard issue rifle of the U.S. Army during WWII and carried by several characters in the film including Will Knott (Ethan Hawke), Vance 'Mother' Wilkins (Gary Sinise) and Paul 'Father' Mundy (Frank Whaley).
The men in the unit carry the M1 Garand.
The men have bayonets affixed to their Garands while searching a villa.
Vance 'Mother' Wilkins (Gary Sinise
) carries the Garand.
The M1 Carbine is carried by Mel Avakian (Kevin Dillon) as well as Lt. Ware (Larry Joshua).
World War II Era M1 Carbine
, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period Magazine pouch for buttstock
Mauser vz. 24
Some vz. 24 Czech Mausers are used by German forces in the film.
Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Mauser Gewehr 1898
The German-made Mauser Gewehr 1898 bolt-action rifle is seen used by German troops in the film.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 Rifle - 7.92mm
German troops fire their rifles in the air.
The Browning M1919A4 .30 caliber machine gun is seen mounted on an Army jeep and is seen manned by Mother (Gary Sinise). Miller is seen on the machine gun while hiding from a German column.
Browning M1919A4, fitted with bolt latch - .30-06
The M1919A4 operated by Mother (Gary Sinise
) is mounted on the jeep.
An MG34 machine gun is shown mounted on top of a German half-track.
MG34 with 50 round belt drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
machine gun is shown mounted on top of the German half-track.
Mk II Hand Grenade
The Mk II Hand Grenade is seen carried by the men in the unit.
MK2 grenade attached to Mel Avakian's (Kevin Dillon
) belt suspender
A Wehrmacht grenadier is seen lugging a Panzerfaust.
Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
In the upper left, a Wehrmacht grenadier is seen lugging a Panzerfaust