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Face of the Frog

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Face of the Frog
Frøen med masken
Der Frosch mit der Maske
Movie Poster
Country DEN.jpg Denmark
GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Harald Reinl
Release Date September 4, 1959
Language German
Studio Rialto Film
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Inspector William Elk Siegfried Lowitz
Richard Gordon Joachim Fuchsberger
Philo Johnson Jochen Brockmann
John Bennet Carl Lange
Ella Bennet Elfie von Kalckreuth
Ray Bennet Walter Wilz
James Eddi Arent

Face of the Frog is a 1959 Danish-German movie directed by Harald Reinl. His face is hidden under a dark cover, and only two huge, terrifying eyes stick out. Wrapped in a wide hooded cloak, "The Frog in the Mask" spreads fear and terror on London's streets together with his sinister gang of criminals. Inspector Elk of Scotland Yard is faced with a seemingly unsolvable mystery. In the scenes of the horror there are almost no traces; only on the wrists of the murdered people, black signs of the deadly frog gang are found. Only when Richard Gordon, the nephew of the Scotland Yard boss, gets involved in the investigation together with his butler James, does a hot lead to an old harbor tavern.

More than 3.2 million people saw the film in theaters. Its success laid the foundation for the German adaptation series film series, which ran until 1972, as well as for numerous other crime films of a similar style.


The following weapons were used in the film Face of the Frog:


MAS Mle. 1892

Various characters are seen with French Mle 1892 Revolvers with custom shortened barrels without the front sights.

A photoshopped image of a snub nose nickel plated St. Etienne Mle 1892 revolver, similar to the one used in Paris Police 1900 TV series.
Inspektor Genter / Inspector Higgins (Werner Hedman) holds his revolver at the Frog.
Another view of his revolver as he gets surprised by a trap.
The revolver held by Inspector William Elk (Siegfried Lowitz) confronting the Frog.
A closer view of Elk's revolver.

CZ 27

CZ 27 pistols are used by Scotland Yard and the Frog's henchmen. Other notable characters are Richard Gordon (Joachim Fuchsberger), James, the butler (Eddi Arent), and Joshua Broad (Dieter Eppler).

CZ 27 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A stabbed police officer keeps holding his pistol.
Lew Brady (Reinhard Kolldehoff) threatens Ray Bennett (Walter Wilz) in the Lolita Pub.
The pistol lies on the dancefloor.
Ray got in control of the pistol but is prevented from using it.
The Frog places his fired CZ pistol in Ray's hand what offers a view of the grip. The nearby FN M1922 should be the weapon used by Ray a few seconds before, but it was also a CZ 27.
A close muzzle view of one CZ pistol of a Frog's henchmen.
The unmasked Frog (SPOILER! Highlight to see description: (Jochen Brockmann) ) aims his pistol at Inspektor Genter.

FN Model 1922

After the struggle in the pub, the CZ pistol of Lew switches to an FN Model 1922.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
As mentioned above.

Submachine Guns

Suomi KP/-31

A Police officer is seen carrying a submachine gun that looks a lot like a Suomi KP/-31 before the raid on the harbor hiding place.

Suomi-konepistooli m/31 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The officer in center on the right. Note the wooden stock, stick magazine, and long barrel; all features of a KP/-31.

Hovea M1949

Another police officer uses a Hovea M1949 submachine gun.

Hovea M1949 - 9x19mm
The officer (second from right) opens fire at the fleeing Frog. His three colleagues are all armed with CZ 27 pistols.

Madsen M50

The main villain uses a Madsen M50 at the end of the movie.

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
The Frog shows his Madsen to his hostage...
...and shots her with it.
A view of the grip as he turns around.
Promotional Picture of the Frog firing his Madsen SMG.

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