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The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

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The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob
(Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob)
Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Gérard Oury
Release Date 1973
Language French
Studio Les Films Pomereu
Horse Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Victor Pivert Louis de Funès
Germaine Pivert Suzy Delair
Rabbi Jacob Marcel Dalio
Mohamed Larbi Slimane Claude Giraud
Colonel Farès Renzo Montagnani
Salomon Henri Guybet
Comissioneer Andreani Claude Piéplu

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (original title Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob) is a 1973 French comedy directed by Gérard Oury and starring Louis de Funès as Victor Pivert, a French businessman who has to impersonate Rabbi Jacob from New York and passed through numerous comedy situations together with Mohamed Larbi Slimane, an Arab rebel leader who is pursued by cruel Colonel Farès.

The following weapons were used in the film The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob):


Smith & Wesson Model 36

Colonel Farès' (Renzo Montagnani) personal weapon is a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Fares draws his revolver during the scene on the factory.
Fares holds his revolver. It is covered with green substance after falling in the vat with bubble gum.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

One of Farès' men (El Kebir) is armed with a revolver that appears to be a Smith & Wesson Military & Police.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
The henchman in checkered suit (El Kebir) holds a revolver.
Another view of the revolver.
The henchman fires his revolver.



Several of Farès' men are armed with M1911A1 pistols.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
M1911A1 is seen on the table.
The henchman in grey suit (Gérard Darmon) holds an M1911A1.
Another henchman holds his pistol during the encounter on Paris street.
Another view of the pistol.

Beretta M1934

One of Farès' men is armed with a Beretta-style pistol that is supposed to be a Beretta M1934.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
A henchman at the left holds a Beretta-style pistol.
The same pistol is partially seen at the right.
The henchman at the right holds the same pistol.

Unique Model L

One of Farès' men is armed with a pistol that appears to be a Unique Model L (or possibly Model C-2, a direct predecessor of Model L). When Mohamed Larbi Slimane disarms the henchmen, his pistol switches to MAB Model D. However, during the airport scene with the redheaded woman, it switches back to the Unique pistol when Victor Pivert forces Slimane to fire it.

Unique Model L - .32 ACP
The henchman holds his pistol while guarding Slimane.
He imitates the execution of Slimane...
...and laughs, very pleased with himself.
Slimane attacks the henchman.

MAB Model D

When Mohamed Larbi Slimane (Claude Giraud) disarms Farès' henchman, the pistol switches to MAB Model D. Slimane uses it in several scenes.

MAB Model D Type I - .32 ACP
A perfect view of MAB Model D.
Slimane grabs the pistol.
The pistol is seen from another side.
Slimane takes Victor Pivert as hostage.

Submachine Guns


One of Farès' men is armed with a MAT-49.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A henchman with MAT-49.
The barrel is seen.

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