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Stawka wieksza niz zycie

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Stawka wieksza niz zycie
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Country POL.jpg Poland
Language Polish
Channel Telewizja Polska (TVP)
Creator "Syrena"
Genre War / Espionage
Broadcast 1966 - 1968
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 18
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Hans Kloss Stanislaw Mikulski
Sturmbanführer Hermann Brunner Emil Karewicz
Grzegorz Bronislaw Pawlik
Sturmführer Hans Stadtke Mieczyslaw Stoor
Sturmbannführer Johann Dehne August Kowalczyk
Inga Barbara Brylska

Stawka wieksza niz zycie (English: More Than Life at Stake) is a Polish produced war espionage television series directed by Janusz Morgenstern, which ran from 1967 - 1968. It tells the story of the Polish intelligence officer Stanislav Kolicki alias Julek (Stanislaw Mikulski), who is sent to Nazi Germany as a secret agent J-23 instead captured Abwehr officer Hans Kloss. His rival and main negative character is a Gestapo officer Hermann Brunner (Emil Karewicz). In each episode are his ally and also adversary the beautiful women, represented by the famous Polish actresses (Janina Boronska, Iga Cembrzynska, Barbara Soltysik, Joanna Jedryka, Lidia Korsakówna, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Anna Seniuk, Aleksandra Zawieruszanka, Barbara Brylska). In Eastern Europe had become a cult TV series, that was replacing viewers stories of James Bond.


Luger P08

Luger P08 - 9x19mm

Capt. Hans Kloss (Stanislaw Mikulski) holds a Luger P08 pistol.
SS-scharführer Glaubel (Mieczyslaw Waskowski) aims at Kloss and Basie (Wanda Koczeska).
Cpt. Willy Ruppert (Ignacy Gogolewski) drew his pistol at Anna (Ewa Wisniewska).
Chief Board Gebhardt (Henryk Bak) fired on Capt. Kloss from a gun in the park.
SS-sturmbahnnuhrer Knoch (Andrzej Krasicki) fire a pistol out the window.
Anne-Marie Elken (Barbara Horawianka) got into a car with Ring´s gun, by which shot one SS-man of his suite.
Wehrnitz (Janusz Zakrzenski) shot adverse witnesses by a shot into the rear of head.
SS-sturmbanführer Brunner (Emil Karewicz) has Hans Kloss on the sights of his pistol.

Walther P38 pistol

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
SS-sturmbanführer Hermann Brunner (Emil Karewicz) uses as service gun a Walther P38 pistol.


SS-sturmführer Hans Stadtke (Mieczyslaw Stoor) in a shootout with a defenders of the secret radio.
Director Löbler (Tadeusz Bartosik) trying to shoot Kloss on the roof of Hotel Excelsior.
General Wierlinger (Seweryn Butrym) was assassinated by the Gestapo by a shot in a back.
Capt. Kloss (Stanislaw Mikulski) holds a gun to the head of Lt Stolp (Wojciech Duriasz) (right).
Resistance fighter Romek (Jerzy Trela) was shot by SS-strurmführer Stedtke (Mieczyslaw Stoor).
Jeanne Mole (Lidia Korsakówna) shoots the traitor in the ranks of resistance fighters.
SS-sturmbahnführer Dehne (August Kowalczyk) has a gun under his pillow always ready.
Wilhelm Schenk (Zygmunt Zintel) is going to shoot a "traitor" Col. Ring (Jerzy Radwan) (right).

Walther PP pistol

War Time Walther PP - .32 ACP
Rigoletto (Leon Niemczyk) carries in a breast pocket a Walther PP pistol.
Mjr. Hanna Bosel (Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz) have checked the gun, which she carries in her purse.
SS-scharführer Glaubel (Mieczyslaw Waskowski) (right) checks Kazik´s documents with a Walther PPK in his hand.

Walther PPK

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
Gestapo Agent "Wolf" (Boguslaw Sochnacki) already missed firing on the resistance fighters.
Greta Raschke (Lucyna Suchecka) hurt Kloss by shot from a pistol.

MAPF Unique mod 10

Lepco Fire-Arms pistol - .25 ACP
Edyta (Aleksandra Zawieruszanka) aims alternately on Brunner and Hans Kloss.
Benita von Henning (Iga Cembrzynska) aims her pocket gun at Kloss.
Detail shows that it is a MAPF Unique mod 10.
Anne-Marie Elken (Barbara Horawianka) holds a pocket pistol in his hand pointed at Kloss.
Inga (Barbara Brylska) disarmed Anne-Marie and handed the gun to Capt. Kloss.

Tokarev TT-33 pistol

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips
sergeant radio operator (Janusz Bukowski) holds his Tokarev TT-33 pistol.

Submachine guns


MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
SS-man reciprocates firing a resistance fighters from his MP40 submachine gun.
SS-man (Jerzy Janeczek) was shoots by bullet from Hans Kloss pistol.
The radio operator Irena (Janina Boronska) mowed a SS-men by doses of submachine gun.
Resistance fighter Jacek (Andrzej May) fires from a submachine gun out the window.
Chief of Maquis "Hugon" (Andrzej Polkowski) uses a loot German submachine gun.
Otto Fahrenwirst (Saturnin Zórawski) and Ohlers (Zygmunt Kestowicz) with a MP40.


Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Hans Kloss is arrested by Polish soldiers (Eugeniusz Korczarowski and Michal Szewczyk) carrying a PPSh-41 submachine guns.
German officer views a captured Soviet submachine gun.


PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Tomala (Janusz Paluszkiewicz) (left) disguised as German soldier with a PPS-43 submachine gun.

Sten Mk II

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Resistance fighter (Aleksander Sewruk) fire a Sten Mk II.

Colt 1921 Thompson

Colt M1921AC Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP.
English soldier holds a Thompson M1921 in hands.
The black American solider is armed by a Thompson submachine gun.


Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
SS-man with a Karabiner 98k rifle in the action.
German soldier patrolling with a rifle on his back.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

Soviet Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
Polish partisan fired from the forrest by a Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine at Germans.
Polish soldier on the street carries a carbine in his hand.

Lee-Enfield No.4 rifle

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during World War II.
English soldier (left) with a Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk 1* rifle.

Over/Under Sporting Shotgun

Otto Seelig O/U - 12 gauge.
German officers with a double barreled O/U sporting shotgun invited by on the hunting.


AK-47s are seen several times in the hands of Polish soldiers and paratroopers, possibly standing in for the Sturmgewehr 44.

AK-47, Type III - 7.62x39mm
A Polish paratrooper fires an AK-47 assault rifle.

Machine guns

MG 34

The MG 34.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
SS patrol with MG 34 machine gun on the sidecar.


MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Partisans attacked a German military convoy of machine gun fire.
German soldiers defend a bridge with their MG42 machine gun.

Maxim M1910/1930

Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
Polish soldiers carrying Maxim M1910/30 machine guns on boats across the river.

Hand grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Resistance fighter Jacek (Andrzej May) is going to use a Model 24 Stielhandgranate.
SS-man throws a hand grenades at the Polish radio operators.
Hans Kloss eqipped by a handgrenades in his belt.

F-1 hand grenade

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Sergeant (Janusz Bukowski) has F-1 hand grenade always within reach.



Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
Members of HJ with a Model 24 Stielhandgranaten and Panzerfausts.

T-34 tanks

Soviet T-34-85 tank.


Tiger I

The Tiger I tanks are actually converted T-34 tank.


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