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Spy for Germany

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Spy for Germany
Spion für Deutschland
Modern German DVD Cover
Country GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Werner Klingler
Release Date December 6, 1956
Language German
Studio Berolina Film
Distributor Deutsche London-Film Verleih
Main Cast
Character Actor
Erich Gimpel Martin Held
Joan Kenneth Nadja Tiller
Billy Cole Walter Giller
Oberst Sommerfeld Viktor Staal
Inge Hagen Claude Farell
Roger Bentley Gustav Knuth
Jim Newman Heinz Drache
Mr. Brown Stanislav Ledinek
Griffins Martin Kosleck
Korvettenkapitän Hilbig Günter Pfitzmann

Spy for Germany is a 1956 West German movie directed by Werner Klingler. In 1944, the Second World War is already coming to an end, even if no one in Germany officially wants to know about it. However, the fact that the Americans are supposed to be building an atomic bomb is already a cause for concern. If this were to be used, all would be lost, everyone agrees. And so the spy Erich Gimpel is sent to the USA together with the U.S. deserter Billy Cole to find out the state of affairs. While Gimpel goes about his work, thanks in part to some connections, he meets and falls in love with Joan Kenneth. But it is a love that is not under a lucky star because from the very beginning everything that can go wrong in the operation does.

The following weapons were used in the film Spy for Germany:


Sauer Model 1913

A Hauptmann (Captain) (Peter Lehrsen) at the railway station carries a Sauer Model 1913 which is confiscated by a Feldgendarm (Military Police Officer) (Werner Rösler).

Sauer Model 1913 - .32 ACP
The captain unholstered his pistol.
A good view of the pistol's shape.

FN Model 1900

An FN Model 1900 pistol is used by Erich Gimpel (Martin Held).

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Erich looks at his FN pistol.
He threatens Billy for disregard of his instructions.
About to put his pistol in his pocket.
Suprised by an unexpected company, he hols his pistol.
Another right side view.
A promotional picture.

Reichsrevolver M1879

At least one of the police officers is seen with what appears to be a Reichsrevolver M1879.

Reichsrevolver M1879 - 10.6x25R
The polive officer brandishes his revolver.

Luger P08

U.S. Army MPs are seen carrying white leather pistol holsters for Colt M1911s. However, after closer inspection, the grips seen fit Luger pistols.

Luger P08 with black grips - 9x19mm
U.S. MPs carry pistols with attachted laynards in holster.


New York Police officers are seen with unknown sidearms, which can only be seen holstered or brandished in fast motion.


A grip of a pistol is seen in the detective's holster.




Frühwirth Model 1872

At the beginning of the movie, German soldiers can be seen with rare Austrian Gendarmerie-Repetiergewehr System Frühwirth M1872 Carbines instead of accurate Karabiner 98ks. These rifles have Mannlicher M1890 Carbine style barrels with the rear part of Kropatschek Rifles.

Frühwirth M1872 Gendarmerie Carbine - 11.15x36Rmm
A soldier walks through the camera with his carbine.
The same soldier is controlled by a Feldgendarm.
Another soldier facing the camera.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

Two German soldiers have Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbines.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52mm
The typical Carcano magazine and stock is seen.
The rifle is seen on the left carried by a soldier.

Unknown Rifles

Several soldiers carry unknown rifles.

A possible Mauser short rifle.
The soldier behind the bending Erich has another rifle; the muzzle fits an older muzzleloading rifle. However, this rifle and that from above could be the same unknown rifles seen in the 1961 movie Operation Caviar.
Two sentry in front of the Abwehr military intelligence building. These rifles look like the Gendarmerie-Repetiergewehr but are equipped with sling cuts in the stocks.


M1857 12-pounder Napoleon

An M1857 12-pounder Napoleon cannon exhibited in a park is seen two times in the movie.



Jonny, the Prison Guard, (Werner Peters) carries a holster that is clearly empty.


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