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Black Monocle (Le Monocle noir), The
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The Black Monocle (Le Monocle noir) is a 1961 French B&W detective comedy directed by Georges Lautner and starring Paul Meurisse, Elga Andersen and Bernard Blier. Théobald Dromard alias "The Monocle" (Meurisse) is a secret agent who infiltrates a Neo Nazi organization with the headquarters in the castle of Marquis de Villemaur.
The movie was followed by two sequels about the adventures of "The Monocle": The Eye of the Monocle (L'oeil du monocle) (1962) and The Monocle Laughs (Le Monocle rit jaune) (1964).
The following weapons were used in the film The Black Monocle (Le Monocle noir):
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Two Lefaucheux Revolvers are seen in the museum in Castle Villemaur. The one on top is a Lefaucheux Model 1854 while the one on bottom is a Lefaucheux Model 1858.
During the shootout in the dungeons of the castle, Mathias' (Lutz Gabor) M1911A1 runs dry, and in the next moment he is seen with a revolver that has come out of nowhere. In the following scene Mathias is again armed with an M1911. The revolver may be a MAS Mle 1892 but it's hard to say for sure.
Marquis' henchman Jean (Raoul Saint-Yves) holds a revolver during the shootout.
The secret agent of the French military intelligence service, Commandant (Maj.) Théobald Dromard alias "The Monocle" (Paul Meurisse) carries an M1911A1 pistol. Heinrich von Moersch (Gérard Buhr) and Mathias Fisher (Lutz Gabor) also use M1911s.
In the climactic scene Marquis de Villemaur's daughter Bénédicte (Marie Dubois) holds a Beretta M1935 pistol. Judging by the markings on the grip and the slide and the slanted serration, the pistol is a 1950s export modification. Heinrich von Moersch (Gérard Buhr) fires a Beretta M1934/35 during the shootout in the dungeons of the castle; his pistol seems to have slanted serration, so this is most likely the same prop reused. Jean (Raoul Saint-Yves) briefly holds a Beretta during the chase after Mathias; this pistol again may be the same prop.
Marquis' henchman Raymond (Raymond Meunier) carries a Luger P08. In the climactic scene Police Commissioner Tournemire (Bernard Blier) uses a Luger.
FN Model 1910
Dromard's aide Trochu (Jacques Marin) carries an FN Model 1910 pistol. In the opening scene Marquis' henchman Jean (Raoul Saint-Yves) takes a pistol from a murdered plainclothes police detective; this gun also seems to be an FN 1910.
Unique Model 17 / Rr 51
A police officer holds a pistol in the scene in the dungeons. Unique Model 17 or Rr 51 is a decent guess, judging by the shape and length.
Galesi Model 504/507
In one scene Martha alias Erika Murger (Elga Andersen) holds a bright chrome plated pocket pistol. The pistol turns out to be a Galesi. The chrome plated version with white grips has the designation Model 504 if chambered in .25 caliber and Model 507 in .22 caliber.
Various pistols are briefly seen in hands of uniformed and plainclothes police personnel. None of these guns is seen clear enough for proper identification.
A Flintlock Pistol in Oriental style is used as a decoration in Dromard's apartments.
During the attack on the Castle Villemaur, French gendarmes are armed with MAT-49 submachine guns.
Von Moersch's unnamed henchman holds an MP40 during the shootout in the dungeons of the castle.
Double Barreled Shotgun
Jean (Raoul Saint-Yves) holds a double barreled shotgun during the hunt on Mathias.
Rifles and Muskets
A police sniper uses an unidentified sniper rifle. It seems to be a semi auto gun, possibly a hunting or sporting weapon.
Several muskets, most likely of the Napoleonic era, are seen in the museum in Castle Villemaur.
A kind of Matchlock arquebuse with a Jezail style stock but relatively short barrel is seen on the wall in Castle Villemaur.