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The Gendarme of St. Tropez

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The Gendarme of St. Tropez
Gendarme of St. Tropez poster.jpg
French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Jean Girault
Release Date 1964
Language French
Studio Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie
Franca Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ludovic Cruchot Louis de Funès
Nicole Cruchot Geneviève Grad
Adjudant Jérôme Gerber Michel Galabru
Gendarme Lucien Fougasse Jean Lefebvre
Gendarme Albert Merlot Christian Marin
Gendarme Gaston Tricard Guy Grosso
Gendarme Jules Berlicot Michel Modo

The Gendarme of St. Tropez (original title Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez) is a 1964 French comedy directed by Jean Girault and starring Louis de Funès as Ludovic Cruchot, the sergeant of French gendarmerie. This is the first movie about the adventures of Cruchot; five sequels vere filmed in 1965-1982.

The following weapons were used in the film The Gendarme of St. Tropez:

Luger P08

In the final scene one of Harper's henchmen is armed with a Luger P08. Then Harper (Giuseppe Porelli) himself is seen with this pistol.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
One of the henchmen (Gabriele Tinti) is armed with a Luger while the other holds an M1911A1-style pistol.
Harper holds a Luger and a stolen painting.
Harper aims his pistol at Nicole Cruchot and her friends.


In the final scene another of Harper's henchmen is armed with an M1911A1-style pistol.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
One of the henchmen is armed with a Luger P08 while the other holds an M1911A1-style pistol.
Another view at the pistol.

Sten Mk II

In Cruchot's dream he appears as a World War II commando, armed with a Sten Mk II submachine gun.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
Cruchot aims his Sten at German soldiers.
Two German soldiers with MP40s surrender to Cruchot. The stock of Canadian version of Sten can be seen.


In Cruchot's dream the German soldiers carry MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Two German soldiers with MP40s surrender to Cruchot.

LP-42 Flare Pistol

During the raid on nudists Gendarme Albert Merlot (Christian Marin) fires an LP-42 Flare Pistol.

Leuchtpistole 42 Flare Pistol - 26.65mm
Merlot readies his flare pistol...
Gendarme of St. Tropez-Flare-2.jpg
...and fires!


Cruchot and other gendarms carry Model 1948 GT1 and GT2 holsters for MAC Mle 1950 pistols. But the holsters are empty. Cruchot himself carries a large handkerchief and some money in his holster.

Gendarme of St. Tropez-Holster-1.jpg
Gendarme of St. Tropez-Holster-2.jpg

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