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The French Detective (Adieu, poulet)

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The French Detective
Adieu, poulet
Adieu poulet.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre
Release Date 1975
Language French
Studio Les Films Ariane
Mondex Films
Distributor Quartet Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner Verjeat Lino Ventura
Inspector Lefèvre Patrick Dewaere
Pierre Lardatte Victor Lanoux
Police Chief Ledoux Julien Guiomar
Commissioner Pignol Pierre Tornade
Mercier Jacques Rispal
Antoine Portor Claude Brosset

The French Detective (original French title Adieu, poulet) is a 1975 French crime drama directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre. Starring Lino Ventura and Patrick Dewaere.

The following weapons were used in the film The French Detective (Adieu, poulet):


Manurhin MR-73

Commissioner Verjeat (Lino Ventura) and other detectives use a Manurhin MR-73.

Manurhin MR-73 Gendarmerie with 2.5 inch barrel - .357 Magnum

Smith & Wesson Model 14

A police officer (Sylvain Lévignac) disguised as a patient conceals a Smith & Wesson Model 14 in his hospital bed.

Smith & Wesson Model 14 Target Masterpiece with S&W Target grips - .38 Special


Walther P38

One of the assassins in the hospital is armed with a Walther P38.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
Beauvoir draws his pistol from the box.

FN Model 1910

The other assassin in the hospital is armed with what appears to be an FN Model 1910.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP

Luger P08

Antoine Portor (Claude Brosset) carries a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm Parabellum

Submachine Guns


Some French policemen carry MAT-49 SMGs.

MAT-49 - 9x19mm
A policeman at the left carries a MAT-49.



Police snipers use scoped MAS-36s. As the MAS-36 was never designed to use optics or had a sniper variant, the rifles used in the film appear to have their scopes held in place with straps.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French

M1 Carbine

Mercier (Jacques Rispal) uses an M1 Carbine.

Modern manufactured Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
Mercier (Jacques Rispal) (right) aims the M1 Carbine.

Unidentified Rifle

Multiple police officers carry what appear to be Mauser-type rifles.

Policemen with rifles are seen at the background.

Berthier Mle 1916 Carbine

Some policemen carry Berthier Mle 1916 carbines.

Berthier Mle 1916- 8x50mmR
Policemen with rifles.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

One of Mercier's sons is equipped with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

1960s Era commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 gauge

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