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Razzia (Razzia sur la chnouf)

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(Razzia sur la chnouf)
Razzia sur la chnouf Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Henri Decoin
Release Date 1955
Language French
Studio Jad Films
Distributor Gaumont
Main Cast
Character Actor
Henri "le Nantais" Ferré Jean Gabin
Lisette Magali Noël
Roger "le Catalan" Lino Ventura
Aime (Bibi) Albert Rémy
Commissioner Fernand Paul Frankeur
Inspector Leroux Pierre-Louis
Paul Liski Marcel Dalio
Léa Lila Kedrova

Razzia sur la chnouf (French criminal slang for "Raid on the Dope"), released in the USA as Razzia is a 1955 French B&W crime noir movie directed by Henri Decoin and based on a novel by Auguste Le Breton (Rififi, Le rouge est mis, Du rififi chez les femmes, Le clan des Siciliens), starring Jean Gabin and Magali Noël. Paul Liski (Marcel Dalio), boss of the French drug ring, recruits a master criminal Henri Ferré alias "Le Nantais" (Gabin) who returns to France from America. Liski needs to improve efficiency of distribution of drugs, and Ferré, assisted by a pair of hitmen, begins his work. A legal cover for Henri is a restaurant Le Troquet. Soon Henri starts an affair with the restaurant cashier Lisette (Magali Noël). Meanwhile, the deeper Henri gets into the drug trade, the more successful the police become...

The following weapons were used in the film Razzia (Razzia sur la chnouf):


MAS Mle 1892

Aime (Albert Rémy) (in English language release he is named Bibi), one of the duo of hitmen, carries a MAS Mle 1892 revolver.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
Aime fires at Marcel (Michel Jourdan).
Aime throws away the gun during the police raid in Henri's bar.
Aime fires his revolver at the police.
Aime fires his revolver during the final shootout.
Another view of the same scene.

Unidentified revolvers

A revolver is briefly seen in hands of Inspecteur Dupont (Jacques Morlaine) during the ambush on Roger and Aime.

For comparison: Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Dupont fires his revolver. Judging by the unsupported ejector rod and the shape of the front side of the frame, the revolver can be identified as some Colt model, like Colt Official Police.

An unidentified revolver is seen among the guns in Liski's gun cache. It seems to be some compact top-break model, possibly a Smith & Wesson or Iver Johnson.

For comparison: Smith & Wesson 4th Model Double Action - .32 S&W
For comparison: Iver Johnson Safety Automatic - .38 S&W
The revolver is seen below two rows of pistols.
Another view of the revolver.
Due to a continuity error the revolver is now on another place and seen from another side.

What seems to be a snub nose revolver is very briefly seen in the gun cache.

The compact gun is partially covered by the doorknob.
The grip is seen slightly better.


MAB Model D

Henri Ferré (Jean Gabin) carries a MAB Model D pistol. MAB Model D pistols are also seen among the gun, confiscated by police, and in the gun cache in Liski's hunting lodge.

MAB Model D Type II - .32 ACP
Henri threatens drug courier Marcel (Michel Jourdan) who is dealing on the side.
The grip and slide of Henri's pistol is seen. This is the Type II gun.
During the police raid, a patron in Henri's bar (Marcel Bozzuffi) hides his pistol under the skirt of his girlfriend (the pistol isn't seen in Bozzuffi's hands).
Henri puts the pistol into the nightstand.
A MAB Model D pistol is seen in the gun cache (below two Lugers).

FN Model 1903

During the final shootout, Henri Ferré (Jean Gabin) takes an FN Model 1903 from Liski's gun cache. It switches to an FN Model 1922 due to a continuity error.

FN Browning Model 1903 - 9x20mm Browning Long
Henri chooses to take the FN 1903 from the gun cache.
Henri readies the pistol.
Henri holds the pistol in the shootout.

FN Model 1922

Roger le Catalan (Lino Ventura), another hitman, carries an FN Model 1922 pistol. During the final shootout, Henri Ferré's (Jean Gabin) FN Model 1903 switches to an FN 1922 due to a continuity error. Police detectives also use FN 1922 pistols.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
Roger aims his pistol at a drug courier who tries to leave the organisation.
Roger throws away the gun during the police raid in Henri's bar.
An FN 1922 is seen among the confiscated guns (top left).
Wounded Roger holds his pistol.
Inspector Leroux (Pierre-Louis) fires at the car when Roger and Aime try to escape.
Another view of Leroux' pistol.
FN 1922 is seen in the gun cache (in center).
Henri holds an FN 1922 instead of previously seen FN 1903.

Walther PPK

Police Commissioner Fernand (Paul Frankeur) holds a Walther PPK in the final scene. Two Walther PPK pistols are also seen among the guns, confiscated during the police raid.

Walther PPK - .32 ACP
PPK pistols are is seen on the top left and in center.
Another view of the two PPK.
Commissioner Fernand holds his PPK.

Victoria Model 1911

Jo (François Patrice), a pimp and drug dealer, hides Ruby-style pistol during the police raid. Victoria Model 1911, a version of Ruby with relatively short grip, matches the screen gun good enough.

Victoria Model 1911 - .32 ACP
Jo hides his pistol. Judging by the position of the fingers, this gun has relatively short grip, unlike most versions of Ruby.

Ruby Pistols

Several pistols, seen among the confiscated guns, seem to be versions of Ruby.

Gabilondo Ruby - .32 ACP
A Ruby pistol is seen at the bottom right.

Garate, Anitua y Cia Ruby-Type Pistol - .32 ACP
A Ruby pistol of different version is seen at the top right.
The grip of the said pistol is seen better.
Two pistols in center also seem to be Ruby-style guns.

Walther P38

What appears to be a Walther P38 is seen in a pile of guns, confiscated during the police raid.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A pistol at the far right turns out to be a P38. Note the hammer spur and the shape of the grip.
The barrel is seen.

Wz. 35 Vis

A Wz. 35 Vis is seen among the guns in Liski's hunting lodge.

Wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm
The Vis is seen at the top left.
Another view of the Vis.


An M1911A1 pistol is seen among the guns in Liski's hunting lodge. Several 1911-style pistols are also seen among the guns, confiscated during the police raid.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
A police detective throws an M1911-style pistol in the pile of guns, knives and blackjacks.
Another police detective finds an M1911A1 under the table.
An M1911A1 is seen in the gun cache (in center, above the Thompson).
The grip is seen better.

Luger P08

A pair of Luger P08 pistols is seen among the guns in Liski's hunting lodge.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Two Lugers are seen, one of them with raised jointed arm.
Another view of a Luger at the right.
The one to the left is seen better.

Unidentified pistols

Numerous pistols are seen too briefly and unclear for the proper identification.

An unidentified pistol is seen in the pile of confiscated weapons. The massive hammer is seen.

For comparison: War Time Walther PP - .32 ACP
A police detective throws an unidentified pistol in the pile of confiscated weapons. This gun bears resemblance with Walther PP (the shape of the rear part of the slide, the slide mounted safety trigger) but seems to have longer barrel and different shape of the grip.

For comparison: FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
A police detective fires at Roger and Aime. His pistol may be an FN Model 1910 (too short barrel for Model 1922).

For comparison: Walther PPK - .32 ACP
Paul Liski (Marcel Dalio) grabs a compact pistol when Henri visits him at night. This gun may be a Walther PPK but the guess is very vague.

For comparison: Manufrance Le Francais Pocket Pistol - .25 ACP
During the shootout in the hunting lodge Inspector Leroux (Pierre-Louis) holds a compact pistol instead of FN Model 1922 that he used earlier in the film. A significant zoom allows to make a guess that this is a Manufrance Le Francais Pocket model, but this guess is too vague. See the talk page for the zoomed and treated image.

For comparison: Unique Model 17 - 7.65x17mm
A police detective holds a pistol in the same scene. His gun may be some pistol of Ruby family or a Unique Model 17.

For comparison: War Time Walther PP - .32 ACP
A police detective at the left holds a pistol that somewhat resembles a Walther PP.

Two compact pistols are partially seen on the top of the box at the left.

Submachine Guns

Thompson M1A1

Roger le Catalan (Lino Ventura) takes a Thompson M1A1 from the gun cache during the shootout with police on Liski's hunting lodge. One of the police detectives also holds a Thompson, supposedly same M1A1 model.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A Thompson is seen in the gun cache.
Roger loads the submachine gun.
Roger holds the Tommy Gun. The M1A1 rear sight is seen.
A police detective holds a Thompson. The barrel and the handguard match M1 or M1A1 model; very likely this is same prop reused.
Roger fires at police.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Two double barreled shotguns are seen on the wall in Liski's hunting lodge.

A shotgun with exposed hammers on the wall.

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