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Red Sun

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Red Sun
Red Sun-poster.jpg
Cinema poster - USA
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italia
ESP.jpg Spain
Directed by Terence Young
Release Date 1971
Language English
Studio Les Films Corona
Oceania Produzioni Internazionali Cinematografiche
Producciones Balcázar S.A.
Distributor National General Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Link Stuart Charles Bronson
Kuroda Jubie Toshirô Mifune
Cristina Ursula Andress
Gotch 'Gauche' Kink Alain Delon
Mace Guido Lollobrigida
Hyatt Anthony Dawson
Miguel Gianni Medici
Sheriff Stone Georges Lycan
Chato Luc Merenda

Red Sun (French title: Soleil rouge) is a 1971 French-Italian-Spanish Western film directed by Terence Young (Dr. No) and starred Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Alain Delon and Ursula Andress. Despite having French-Italian-Spanish production companies, the film was shot in English.

The following weapons were used in the movie Red Sun (Soleil rouge):

Single Action Army

Single Action Army revolvers are used by various characters. According to the text at the start of the film, it takes place in 1870, which makes the use of Single Action Army revolvers anachronistic as production for the Colt SAA only began in 1873.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers as it is just the right length. - .45 Long Colt
The genuine revolver, used by Alain Delon. Image from the Cornette de Saint Cyr website.
Belt and holster, used in the movie.
Gotch Kink (Alain Delon) is a dangerous killer with a Colt "Artillery" model.
Desperado Link Stuart (Charles Bronson) is an equally good shot, but does not kill anyone unnecessarily.
Cristine (Ursula Andress) armed with a SAA, with no idea that it isn't loaded.
An attempt by sheriff Stone (Georges Lycan) to arrest Link Stuart proves unsuccessful.
An officer with a SAA in his hand attempts to prevent a train with cargo money from getting away.
Miguel (Gianni Medici), a bandit missed an opportunity to take a shot.
An Indian chief waves a SAA revolver.

Winchester Model 1894

The Winchester Model 1894 is used by various characters. Its use is anachronistic as the film takes place in 1870.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30.
Link Stuart (Charles Bronson) is armed with a Winchester Model 1894 rifle
The bandits have compiled weapons, hidden in luggage directly between the train's passengers.
A bandit with the Model 1894 during the attack on the mail train.
Hyatt (Anthony Dawson), about to capture a disarmed Link, is armed with a Winchester Model 1894.
Link handles an 1894.
Chato (Luc Merenda) fires the Winchester.
Cristina (Ursula Andress) receives a Winchester rifle and fires off several rounds.

Carcano M91

The soldiers accompanying the mail train, and several Indians in a later scene, are armed with Mannlicher rifles, likely the Carcano M91. This is also anachronistic as the Caracino series of rifle began production in 1891, roughly 21 years after the film's time period. Also, in reality, the US Army used single-shot Springfield rifles.

Carcano M91 Long Rifle - 6.5x52mm
A soldier aims his Carcano M91.
Another soldier fires his M91.
In a later scene, Indians appear to be using the same rifle as well.

Alternative posters

Spanish version - Solo Rojo
French version - Red Sun

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