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Red Bells

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Red Bells
Spanish-language Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg Soviet Union
ITA.jpg Italy
MEX.jpg Mexico
Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk
Release Date 1982
Language Spanish
Studio Mosfilm
Conacite Dos
Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI)
Vides International
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Reed Franco Nero
Mabel Dodge Ursula Andress
Isabel Blanca Guerra
Lo Chino Jorge Reynoso
Emiliano Zapata Jorge Luke
Pancho Villa Eraclio Zepeda
Minister Nikitin Boris Belyakov
Sviridov Igor Ivanov

Red Bells (original title: Красные колокола, Фильм первый - Мексика в огне; Krasnye kolokola, film pervyy - Meksika v ogne; "Red Bells Part I: Mexico on Fire", also released as as "Messico in fiamme" in Italy and "Campanas rojas" in Mexico) is a 1982 Soviet-Italian-Mexican adventure-drama movie directed by Sergei Bondarchuk starring Franco Nero and Ursula Andress. It is the first of a two-parts film series centered on the life and career of John Reed, a revolutionary communist journalist known for his documentation of the Mexican and Russian Revolutions. It was followed by Red Bells II.

The following weapons were used in the film Red Bells:


Colt New Service

The Mexican Federal Army and rebels' officers carry Colt New Service revolvers.

Colt New Service M1917 - .45 ACP
Urbina's deputy Fidencio holds his Colt New Service.
Emiliano Zapata (Jorge Luke) (right) with a revolver.
Lo Chino (Jorge Reynoso) points a New Service.
John Reed (Franco Nero) and Pancho Villa (Eraclio Zepeda) (right). Reed has a holstered revolver.


M1903 Springfield

Mexican rebels and Huerta's soldiers are mainly armed with M1903 Springfield rifles (which can be identified by the characteristic protective "hump" in front of the rear sights). A large number of rifles were used in the film, but they are mostly seen at a distance.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
Huerta's soldiers.

Mauser Carbine

The Mexican rebels and Huerta's soldiers also carry Mauser carbines. It's probably a Mexican M1910 Carbine model (historically correctly), as the movie was filmed in Mexico.

Mauser 1895 Carbine - 7x57mm Mauser. The Mexican M1910 Mauser carbine looks similar.
John Reed (Franco Nero) (left).
Isabel (Blanca Guerra).
Pancho Villa (Jorge Reynoso).

Marlin Model 1881

One of Mexican rebels is seen with a Marlin Model 1881.

Marlin Model 1881 - 35.55 Ballard

Machine Guns

Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun

Huerta's soldiers are equipped with the Hotchkiss M1914.

Hotchkiss M1914 - 8x50mmR Lebel


75-mm Saint Chamond-Mondragón field gun

The rebels and soldiers use 75-mm Saint Chamond-Mondragón field guns.


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