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The Night of the Generals

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The Night of the Generals
Poster 04.jpg
Cinema poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Anatole Litvak
Release Date 1967
Language English
Studio Horizon Pictures
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gen. Wilhelm Tanz Peter O'Toole
Lt Col. Grau Omar Sharif
LCpl. Hartmann Tom Courtenay
Gen. Kahlenberge Donald Pleasence
Ulrike von Seydlitz-Gabler Joanna Pettet
Inspector Morand Philippe Noiret

The following weapons were used in the film The Night of the Generals:


Beretta 418

Lieutenant General Wilhelm Tanz (Peter O'Toole) uses what appears to be a Beretta 418 in one scene in Paris.

Beretta 418 - .25 ACP
Tanz with the Beretta.
Tanz pointing the Beretta at Corporal Hartmann.

Walther PPK

When in uniform, Tanz's (Peter O'Toole) sidearm is a Walther PPK. He uses it to kill Colonel Grau (Omar Sharif).

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP.
Tanz pulls his Walther PPK on Grau.

Walther PP

When the German police come for him, Tanz (Peter O'Toole) requests the sidearm of a subordinate. He uses it to commit suicide. The gun, seen briefly, appears to be a Walther PP.

War Time Walther PP Pistol.
Tanz's subordinate hands the Walther over.

Submachine Guns


German soldiers in Warsaw and Paris are seen with the MP40.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A German soldier firing his MP40 during a confrontation with Polish partisans.
A German soldier stands to the right with his MP40.


Karabiner 98k

A few German soldiers are seen with the Karabiner 98k.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier with his Karabiner 98k slung.

Other Weapons

7.5 cm Pak 40

A Pak 40 AT gun is seen on Warsaw street.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
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German Tiger tanks are visually modified T-34s. The scene was filmed in Warsaw, Poland, and the props are the same, seen in Four Tankers and A Dog.

The Night of the Generals-Tank-1.jpg
The Night of the Generals-Tank-4.jpg
The Night of the Generals-Tank-5.jpg

German Panther tank is visually modified M24 Chaffee. The scene was filmed in France. The prop appears to be the same, seen in Is Paris Burning? (1966).

The Night of the Generals-Tank-6.jpg

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