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Jupiter's Thigh (On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter)

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Jupiter's Thigh
(On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter)
On a voe la cuisse de Jupiter Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Philippe de Broca
Release Date 1980
Language French
Studio Les Films Ariane
Mondex Films
France 3
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lise Lemercier Annie Girardot
Antoine Lemercier Philippe Noiret
Charles-Hubert Pochet Francis Perrin
Agnès Pochet Catherine Alric
Comissioneer Spiratos Marc Dudicourt
Hermann Von Blankenberg Alexandre Mnouchkine

Jupiter's Thigh (original title On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter ("Stolen thigh of Jupiter")) is a 1980 French adventure comedy directed by Philippe de Broca, a sequel to Tendre poulet. Lise Lemercier, nee Tanquerelle (Annie Girardot) together with her husband Antoine (Philippe Noiret) make a voyage to Greece where they become involved in a case of theft of a fragment of ancient statue.

The following weapons were used in the film Jupiter's Thigh (On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter):


Röhm RG 79

A snub nose revolver that appears to be a gas-firing Röhm RG 79 is a personal firearm of Greece police comissioneer Andre Spiratos (Marc Dudicourt). In one scene Antoine Lemercier (Philippe Noiret) disarms his. Later the revolver switches to another one that appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Röhm RG 79, late version - 9 mm P.A. Knall. The early version of this gas-firing revolver had an exposed ejector rod.
Comissioneer Spiratos draws his revolver.
The muzzle can be seen.
Lemercier disarms the comissioneer.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

In a continuity error the Spiratos' revolver switches to a Smith & Wesson Model 36 when it is seen in hands of Antoine Lemercier (Philippe Noiret), Lise Lemercier (Annie Girardot), Charles-Hubert Pochet (Francis Perrin) and his wife Agnès (Catherine Alric).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Antoine Lemercier holds the revolver.
A close view of the revolver in hands of Agnès Pochet.
Lise shows a feat of marksmanship while shooting at cans.
The grip of the revolver can be seen when Antoine throws it in air.

Various handguns

In the scene in train two criminals fire pistols that are seen very poor and unclear. A man in dark suit has a pistol that resembles an M1911A1 while the pistol of the other criminal can be a Walther P38 or a Luger P08.

Criminals fire at Comissioneer Spiratos and Lise.

In several scenes Greece policemen carry revolvers in holsters.

Only a grip can be seen.

Submachine Guns


In several scenes Greece policemen carry Uzi SMGs.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Policemen with Uzi SMGs board a yacht in the night scene.
A policeman with an Uzi is seen at the left.

Thompson M1A1

In the scene of the theft in Athens museum one of the Greece policemen carries what appears to be an unloaded M1A1 Thompson SMG.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A policeman with Thompson is seen at the right. Note the lack of the magazine.


Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

In the scene of the theft in Athens museum Greece policemen carry Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British

M1 Carbine

In the final scene one of the policemen, escorting arrested Hermann Von Blankenberg, is armed with an M1 Carbine.

M1 Carbine (Post-War) - .30 Carbine
The rifle is seen only partially but the shape of the barrel and front sight allows to make a guess.

Machine Guns

Unidentified machine gun

In one scene a machine gun is briefly seen mounted on a police motor boat.

A machine gun on a pivot is barely visible in darkness.

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