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Farewell, Friend

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Farewell, Friend
(Adieu l’ami)
Farewell Friend Poster.jpg
USA Theatrical Release Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Jean Herman
Release Date 1968
Language French, English
Studio Greenwich Film Productions
Medusa Distribuzione
Main Cast
Character Actor
Dino Barran Alain Delon
Franz Propp Charles Bronson
Isabelle Moreau Olga Georges-Picot
Dominique Austerlitz Brigitte Fossey
Insp. Antoine Méloutis Bernard Fresson

Farewell, Friend (original title Adieu l’ami; also released as Honor Among Thieves) is a 1968 French-Italian crime movie directed by Jean Herman and starring Alain Delon and Charles Bronson as two former legionnaires, medical service lieutenant Dino Barran and paratrooper Franz Propp.

The following weapons were used in the film Farewell, Friend:

Smith & Wesson M1917

A Smith & Wesson M1917 revolver is a plot device of the film. It belongs to Dino Barran (Alain Delon) and is also seen in hands of Franz Propp (Charles Bronson) and Isabelle Moreau (Olga Georges-Picot). In the novelized version of the screenplay (both by Sebastien Japrisot) the revolver is called ".45 Smith & Wesson".

Smith & Wesson M1917 Revolver (Military issue with lanyard ring) - .45 ACP
Dino Barran holds his revolver with open cylinder during the opening credits.
Another view of the same scene.
Franz Propp holds Barran's revolver that he had won on a bet.
Propp sells the revolver back to Barran.
Isabelle Moreau holds the revolver in the final scene.
The revolver on the floor.

When the muzzle of the revolver is closely seen in the climactical scene, it appears to be of lessel caliber (like .22), supposedly by inserting a small caliber barrel inside the one of the revolver.

The revolver is loaded with a single bullet. Note the size of the muzzle.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolvers are seen in hands of police detectives, including Insp. Antoine Méloutis (Bernard Fresson) and Insp. Muratti (Michel Barcet).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Méloutis draws his revolver.
A close view of the muzzle of Méloutis' revolver.

Unidentified revolvers

Security guards in SYNTECO building carry revolvers in holsters.

A close view of the grip.
The revolver is seen in holster at the right.

Gevarm Type D4

One of the French policemen is seen with a Gevarm Type D4 submachine gun in hands.

Gevarm Type D4 - 9x19 mm

A policeman with a Gevarm Type D4 SMG.


A MAT-49 SMG is used by a plainclothed police detective in the final scene.

MAT-49 - 9x19mm
A police detective fires his MAT-49.

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