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Eye of the Monocle (L'oeil du monocle), The
The Eye of the Monocle (L'oeil du monocle) is a 1962 French B&W adventure comedy directed by Georges Lautner and starring Paul Meurisse, Gaia Germani and Elga Andersen. In September 1943 a cargo of Nazi archives and gold was submerged off Corsica by a German frogmen unit. Eighteen years later, the sole survivor Hektor Schlumpf returns to Corsica to get the treasure. The French secret service enter into a contract with Schlumpf and send Théobald Dromard alias "The Monocle" (Meurisse) to protect him from the British and Soviet agents who are also on the hunt for the precious wartime documents.
The movie is the second in the trilogy about the adventures of "The Monocle", preceeded by The Black Monocle (Le Monocle noir) (1961) and followed by The Monocle Laughs (Le Monocle rit jaune) (1964).
The following weapons were used in the film The Eye of the Monocle (L'oeil du monocle):
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
The secret agent of the French military intelligence service, Commandant (Maj.) Théobald Dromard alias "The Monocle" (Paul Meurisse) carries an M1911A1 pistol.
In the opening scene, set in 1943, a German officer (cameo of film director Georges Lautner) holds a Luger P08. Schlumpf (Paul Mercey), Major Cyring (Richard Larke), Archiloque (Henri Cogan), Archiloque's and Matlov's men use Lugers in several scenes.
Luger LP08 "Artillery"
Dromard's aide Poussin (Robert Dalban) carries a Luger LP08 "Artillery" pistol. Archiloque's henchman (Michel Duplaix) uses an "Artillery" Luger in the shootout in the restaurant.
During the shootout in the restaurant Matlov (Charles Millot) and Archiloque (Henri Cogan) fire Mauser C96 pistols.
One of Matlov's men holds a Beretta M1934 in several scenes.
In the opening scene one of the German soldiers carries an MP40. Matlov's men use MP40s in several scenes.
French Foreign Legion soldiers on parade carry MAT-49 SMGs.
Mauser 98 Sporter
Archiloque (Henri Cogan) and his henchman (Michel Duplaix) use a Mauser 98 Sporter rifle with sniper scope in an attempt on Dromard.
In the opening scene several German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.
At least one of the Mauser rifles of the German soldiers is not a 98k but some different model, with straight bolt handle. Vz. 24 Czech Mauser is a possible guess but the barrel is seen only partially, and it's impossible to make a strict identification.
French Foreign Legion soldiers on parade carry MAS-49/56 rifles with bayonets.
In the opening scene German soldiers use an MG42 machine gun with AA sights.