Original Theatrical Poster
|Gaumont British Picture Corporation
Secret Agent is a 1936 British espionage thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and adapted from W. Somerset Maugham's short stories and a play by Campbell Dixon. In 1916, the British Army officer and novelist Edgar Brodie (John Gielgud) undertakes a secret mission to identify and eliminate a German agent who heads to stir up trouble on the Middle East and currently stays in Switzerland. Brodie gets the new identity of Richard Ashenden. In his mission he is accompanied by false Mrs. Ashenden - Elsa Carrington (Madeleine Carroll) and by an assassin known as "The General" (Peter Lorre). But soon Edgar and Elsa understand that the mission of cold-blooded murder conflicts with their consciences.
The following weapons were used in the film Secret Agent (1936):
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
FN Model 1906
Robert Marvin (Robert Young) holds an FN Model 1906 pocket pistol (supposedly some clone) in the final scene. Elsa (Madeleine Carroll) manages to get the pistol, then it is hold by The General (Peter Lorre) and then again by Marvin.
Marvin hides the pistol in his overcoat.
A part of the grip is seen. The position of the screw differs from the original Belgian Model 1906 or Colt Model 1908
but can be seen on some French and Spanish versions.
Another view of the pistol in Elsa's hands.
The General holds the pistol.
Dying Marvin manages to get the gun back.
Elsa holds the pistol on the lobby card. The image is redrawn, and the pistol looks slightly different in comparison with the screenshot.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
Greece soldiers on the railway station and German soldiers in the train heading to Istanbul are armed with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Greece soldier on the railway station holds a Gewehr 98 with attached bayonet.
The same scene on the promotional image. Here the rifle is seen better.
A good view of the bayonet.
German soldiers get on the train (their uniform is mostly incorrect). Several barrels of Gewehr 98 rifles are seen.
A soldier in the train carries his rifle.
Soldiers with rifles in the train.
German soldiers mount an MG08 on the rooftop of the train and use it against the British planes.
Maxim MG08 on Schlittenlafette
08 mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Soldiers mount the MG08 on the rooftop.
The MG08 fires at British planes. This is a different machine gun, with the muzzle booster of 1930s modification.
Another machine gun on the train is a Vickers Mk.I.
Vickers gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
A Vickers fires at the British planes (the planes themselves are scale models).
During the visit to "R"'s office, Capt. Brodie carries a standard British holster for .455 Webley revolvers. The holster seems to be empty.
Capt. Brodie carries the Webley holster.
A closer view of the holster. It seems to be empty as not even small part of the grip is seen.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
The documentary footage shows the British soldiers in the Middle East armed with Lee-Enfield rifles, most likely Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
British infantrymen in attack.
British soldiers on camels hold Lee-Enfield rifles.