|Puppet on a Chain
Theatrical Release Poster
||Big City Productions
Puppet on a Chain is a 1971 crime thriller directed by Geoffrey Reeve and based on the novel by Alistair MacLean. The special agent Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) is sent from USA to Holland in order to track down the drug shipping from Amsterdam.
The following weapons were used in the film Puppet on a Chain:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Colt Detective Special
A Colt Detective Special is carried by Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) in several scenes. In the final scene Sherman's Colt DS is used by Inspector Van Gelder (Patrick Allen).
Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
Sherman aims his revolver at the assassin (Peter Hutchins).
Sherman holds the revolver in the left hand, punching the assassin with the right hand.
He holds the assassin at gunpoint.
A close view at the revolver.
Sherman draws his revolver.
The grip of Sherman's holstered revolver is seen.
Sherman holds the revolver when he finds the drug depot.
Van Gelder holds Sherman's revolver. Note:
on the restored widescreen version this screenshot is cut below and the revolver isn't seen, so the screenshot from the old version is kept here.
Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube
) holds a Colt Detective Special on a promotional image.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
When Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) overtakes The Assassin (Peter Hutchins), he is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver. Next moment Sherman's revolver switches to Colt Detective Special.
Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
A close view at Sherman's revolver.
Smith & Wesson 39
In the opening scene the assassin (Peter Hutchins) uses a suppressed pistol that turns out to be a Smith & Wesson 39.
Smith & Wesson 39-2 with plain hammer - 9x19mm
The assassin readies his pistol.
The thick wooden grips and the slide mounted safety can be seen.
The slide mounted safety is seen.
Two of Meegeren's henchmen carry Femaru 37M pistols in different scenes. Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) seizes the pistol in both cases.
During the brawl on the barge Sherman's opponent is armed with a suppressed 37M. Sherman manages to disarm him and use the pistol himself. Later he disarms another henchman.
Femaru 37M - 9 x 17mm Browning Short
During the brawl on the barge the henchman (Joe Dunne) holds a suppressed pistol.
Sherman disarms his opponent.
Another view at the pistol on the ground.
A close view a the grip. A typical spur can be seen.
on the restored widescreen version this screenshot is cut below so the pistol is seen better on the old version.
Sherman fires at the henchman.
Sherman holds the pistol taken from another henchman in the scene in the museum.
During the boat chase Sherman's (Sven-Bertil Taube) Femaru 37M switches to a Browning Hi-Power due to a continuity error.
Browning Hi-Power "Type 73" - 9x19mm
Sherman checks the magazine.
Sherman holds a Browining Hi-Power.
The slide is seen cycling.
Sherman holds the Hi-Power.
Sherman drops his pistol overboard.
In the scene in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport the assassin (Peter Hutchins) uses a nickel plated pocket pistol with pearl grips. It is seen only in distance. The general shape is similar to Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket or FN Model 1905 or one of the guns based on the FN model.
The assassin draws his pistol from the fake bandage.
The pistol can be seen below the mirror.
In the climactic scene Trudi (Penny Casdagli) holds a Luger P08. Next moment her pistol switches to Walther P38 due to a continuity error. Later this P38 switches back to P08 in hands of Paul Sherman. It is possible that two different props are used in this cases, and one of them may be a replica (see the discussion).
A close view at Trudi's Luger.
Wounded Sherman with a P08.
Sherman aims the P08. Note the difference of the upper part of slide, the bore and the section between barrel and trigger guard between this pistol and Trudi's one.
Another view of the same scene.
In the final scene Trudi's (Penny Casdagli) Luger P08 switches to Walther P38 due to a continuity error. Her pistol is then used by Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) until it switches again to P08.
Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Another view of Trudi's P38.
Sherman takes Trudi's pistol.
Sherman climbs the stairs with the P38 in hands. In the next moment his pistol switches to a P08.
In the final scene Police Colonel De Graaf (Alexander Knox) and Police Inspector Van Gelder (Patrick Allen) are armed with Beretta M1934 pistols.
Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
De Graaf's Beretta in desk drawer.
Van Gelder holds Paul Sherman at gunpoint.
Van Gelder holds his pistol.
Double Barreled Over and Under Shotgun
During the boat chase Meegeren (Vladek Sheybal) is armed with an Over and Under Shotgun.
Beretta S3 O/U - 12 Gauge.
The shotgun on Meegeren's boat.
Meegeren aims at Sherman's boat.
Meegeren with the shotgun.
Meegeren in ambush with his shotgun.