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Mississippi Mermaid (La sirène du Mississipi)

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Mississippi Mermaid
(La sirène du Mississipi)
La sirene du Mississipi Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by François Truffaut
Release Date 1969
Language French
Studio Les Films du Carrosse
Produzioni Associate Delphos
Main Cast
Character Actor
Louis Mahé Jean-Paul Belmondo
Julie Roussel / Marion Vergano Catherine Deneuve
Comolli Michel Bouquet
Berthe Roussel Nelly Borgeaud
Jardine Marcel Berbert

Mississippi Mermaid (La sirène du Mississipi) is a 1969 French romantic drama directed by François Truffaut and starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo. The film is adapted from the 1947 novel "Waltz into Darkness" by Cornell Woolrich. Louis Mahé (Belmondo), a tobacco planter at Réunion Island, marries Julie Roussel (Deneuve) which he had previously known only by correspondence. After some time, she flees with Louis' money. Louis finds out that the woman was an impostor, and the real Julie was murdered during the voyage to Reunion. Louis tries to find the woman, planning to kill her in avenge.

The following weapons were used in the film Mississippi Mermaid (La sirène du Mississipi):

Beretta M1934/1935

Louis Mahé (Jean-Paul Belmondo) purchases a Beretta M1934 or M1935 in the gun store in Antibes and uses the gun in several scenes.

Beretta M1934 - .380 ACP
The Beretta is seen in the gun store, in center (5).
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Louis loads the pistol.
He points the gun at Marion.
Same scene on the promotional image.
The pistol in the suitcase.
Louis fires at Comolli.
Same scene on the promotional image.

The Gun Store

A number of handguns is seen in the gun store, including Smith & Wesson 41, Walther PPK, two Smith & Wesson Model 36, and abovementioned Beretta M1934.

Smith & Wesson 41 with standard grips - .22 Long Rifle
Smith & Wesson Model 36 with square butt - .38 Special
Walther PPK - .32 ACP
Two revolvers with wide grips are seen at the left.
A row of handguns. From left to right: Smith & Wesson 41 pistol (1), a Colt (judging by the cylinder release) revolver of unknown model (2), a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver (3), a Walther PPK (4), a Beretta M1934/1935 (5), an unknown revolver (6), and an unknown snub nose revolver with ajustable sights (7).
Two revolvers at the right (6 and 7) are seen better.

A number of Double Barreled Shotguns is seen in the gun store.

A gun rack with shotguns is seen at the background. Those that are seen more or less clear, are double barreled guns.

Charleville Musket

In the opening scene a footage from 1938 film La Marseillaise is used. The episode depicts the French National Guard storming the Tuileries Palace in August 1792. Numerous muskets, probably Charleville models, are seen in hands of the National Guardsmen.

Charleville Mousquet Modele 1777 - .69 caliber
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Revolutionary National Guardsmen victoriously raise their muskets.

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