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Lady in Red, The
The Lady in Red is a film directed by Lewis Teague in 1979 that is a greatly fictionalized version of the life of Polly Hamilton, Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's last girlfriend. Dillinger is played by Robert Conrad opposite Pamela Sue Martin as "Polly Franklin", the renamed version of the real-life Hamilton. The story deviates from truth in almost every detail, especially in its misleading title; Anna Sage (as played by Louise Fletcher) was the infamous "lady in red" rather than Polly. The film has enjoyed a cult following as one of Roger Corman's many B-movie classics.
The film also stars Christopher Lloyd as a sadistic mobster named "Frognose" and Robert Forster in an uncredited role as a gunman named "Turk".
The following weapons were used in the film The Lady in Red:
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless
Polly Franklin (Pamela Sue Martin) carries a blued Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless with brown grips during the bank robbery.
Colt Mk IV Series 70
FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Alan Vint) uses a M1911A1 pistol to shoot and kill Dillinger outside the Biograph Theater. Based on the color of the parts and the smaller bore diameter, it appears to be a Colt Mk IV Series 70 or similarly anachronistic variant.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Many characters use the Smith & Wesson Model 10, including FBI agents, the Chicago police, and several bank robbers including Pops Geissler (Peter Hobbs) and Eddie (Glenn Withrow).
Colt Detective Special
Turk (Robert Forster) draws a Colt Detective Special on Polly to prove a point that his targets never know what hit them when he's assigned to kill one of them.
Colt New Service
Pinetop (Rod Gist) keeps a Colt New Service as his sidearm. Several FBI agents carry New Services as well.
Colt Official Police
A small town policeman fires back at a gang of bank robbers with a Colt Official Police.
Iver Johnson Revolver
An FBI agent places a .32-caliber Iver Johnson Revolver with white grips near Dillinger's corpse after he is shot and killed in order to justify the killing. This reflects the ongoing dispute on whether or not Dillinger was armed at the time of his death; the FBI argues that when Dillinger was killed, he had a .380-caliber Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless in his pocket.
The ubiquitous Thompson M1921 makes many appearances throughout the film in the hands of bank robbers, policemen, and FBI agents, almost always with a drum magazine. Polly Franklin (Pamela Sue Martin) handles one after the bank robbery, handing it off to Eddie "the Kid" (Glenn Withrow) who uses it to hold off the oncoming police and FBI agents at a gas station.
An FBI agent is seen with an anachronistic Thompson M1928A1 news reel that is supposedly from 1934.
Winchester Model 70
Pops Geissler (Peter Hobbs) carries a Winchester Model 70 during the planning and getaway of the final bank robbery. An FBI agent carries one as well.
Browning Automatic Rifle
An FBI agent fires a Browning Automatic Rifle at Eddie during the film's gas station climax.
Winchester Model 1897
FBI agents and policemen carry Winchester Model 1897 shotguns.
Winchester Model 1912
Another policeman in the small town fires at the bank robbers with a Winchester Model 1912.
Double Barreled Shotgun
Pinetop (Rod Gist) carries a Double Barreled Shotgun with exposed hammers and a sawed-off stock during the bank robbery.