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Angels of Terror (Die Tote aus der Themse)
Angels of Terror (Die Tote aus der Themse ("The dead body in the Thames")) is a 1971 German detective movie directed by Harald Philipp. Despite the film is listed in Edgar Wallace film series, it isn't based on any Wallace's work. Myrna Fergusson worked for a drug organisation but after she gave information to police, she is killed by a drug dealer. Her body mysteriously disappears. Myrna's sister Danny arrives from Australia and begins her personal investigation of the case.
The film is the 30st installment in the Rialto Film studio Edgar Wallace film series (1959-1972). It was the last shot in Germany; two Italian films followed before the end of the series.
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
The following weapons were used in the film Angels of Terror (Die Tote aus der Themse):
Drug dealer Jim Donovan (Michael Miller) carries an Arminius HW-1G revolver in several scenes. One of Baxter's henchmen also holds an HW-1G revolver.
In the opening scene Myrna Fergusson (Lyvia Bauer) takes a handgun from the second drug dealer. This weapon is seen only in darkness but the promotional image allows to identify it as a Walther PPK. William Baxter (Werner Peters) holds a PPK during the kidnapping of Danny Fergusson.
Rifles and Shotguns
Preetz Model 65
The shooter whose identity is revealed only in the final scene uses a Preetz Model 65, a German produced clone of Armalite AR-7. The gun is fitted with the sniper scope and the fake sound suppressor.
Dr. Ellis' Gun Rack
A gun rack in Dr. Ellis' apartments contains a number of long guns (from left to right):
- three engraved Oriental style muskets, supposedly flintlock;
- two side by side double barreled shotguns;
- a Mauser short rifle, supposedly a Vz.24 Czech Mauser;
- an Over and Under Shotgun;
- a Erma Werke Model E M1 carbine;
- a Preetz Model 65 (see above);
- and an unidentified hunting carbine, most likely a .22 caliber.
A row of Napoleonic era artillery piecies is seen on the embankment of the Thames.