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The Majordomo (Le majordome)

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The Majordomo (Le majordome)
Le majordome Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Jean Delannoy
Release Date 1965
Language French
Studio Ceres Films
Fair Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Léopold Paul Meurisse
Agnès des Vallières Geneviève Page
Dr. Alexis Ventoux/"The Cat" Paul Hubschmid
De Royssac Noël Roquevert
Albert Jacques Seiler
La Quille Henri Lambert

The Majordomo (original title Le majordome) is a 1965 French-Italian crime comedy directed by Jean Delannoy. Léopold (Paul Meurisse), the butler of aged general attorney De Royssac, has a second life as a respected arbiter of the criminal underworld.

The following weapons were used in the film The Majordomo (Le majordome):


Astra 400

Astra pistols are seen in hands of various characters, including Léopold (Paul Meurisse). They appear to be Astra 400.

Astra 400 - 9 x 23mm Bergmann / Largo
A criminal draws his Astra during the trial hold by Léopold.
An Astra is seen among numerous clubs and batons. Its grip matches Astra 400.
Léopold holds the Astra pistol.
La Quille (Henri Lambert) (at the left) holds an Astra in the final scene.

Browning Hi-Power

In the final scene "The Cat" (Paul Hubschmid), the leader of rival gang, draws a Browning Hi-Power. It's the original Belgian model, known as P-35.

FN P-35 - 9x19mm
The Cat aims his pistol.
Another view of the pistol. The tangent rear sight can be seen.
The side view of the pistol.

Walther P38

Several criminals, including Albert (Jacques Seiler) and La Quille (Henri Lambert), carry Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Albert draws his pistol.
Albert tries to threaten Léopold.
A masked criminal fires his P38 during the heist.
La Quille aims his P38 at one of Léopold's men.

Luger P08 Artillery Model

One of The Cat's henchmen carries a Luger P08 Artillery Model during the heist.

Luger LP08 long barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm
The criminal fires.
He is disarmed by whip-wielding Léopold's henchman.

Mle 1892 Revolver

A moustached criminal carries two Mle 1892 Revolvers.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8 x 27mm SR (left side)
A moustached criminal shows his marksmanship, firing two revolvers akimbo.
The same scene.
Léopold is displeased with so much noise and clatter.
The same character with his revolvers in the final scene.

FN Model 1903

In the final scene one of the police detectives is armed with a pistol that appears to be an FN Model 1903.

FN Browning Model 1903 Pocket - 9 x 20mm Browning Long
A detective at the right holds an M1903 pistol.
Another view of the pistol.

Unique Rr 51

In the final scene one of the police detectives is armed with a pistol that is supposed to be a Unique Rr 51.

Unique Rr 51 - .32 ACP
A detective at the left holds a pistol.

Walther LP-53

In one scene The Cat gives a Walther LP-53, loaded with poisoned dart, to Albert (Jacques Seiler).

Walther LP-53 Air Pistol
The Cat gives the pistol to Albert.
Albert aims.

Submachine Guns

Beretta Model 1938/44

During the opening credits Léopold (Paul Meurisse) holds a Beretta Model 38/44 SMG.

Beretta Model 38/44 - 9x19mm
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During the heist both The Cat's henchmen and plainclothes guards are armed with MP40s.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A guard with MP40 defends the payload of gold.
The Cat's henchman aims at one of Léopold's men.
A masked henchman fires from a tree.
The Cat's henchman (Fernand Berset) loads an MP40 in the final scene.
The same henchman with MP40.


MAS-38 SMGs are seen in hands of several criminals.

MAS-38 Submachine gun - 7.65mm
A criminal with MAS-38.
Fernand (Lutz Gabor), Léopold's henchman, holds a MAS-38 during the training.


Gendarmes carry MAT-49s in several scenes.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A gendarme with MAT-49 in airport.
A gendarme with MAT-49 in the final scene.

Sten Mk II

A Sten Mk II with wooden stock is fitted to a mannequin during the training.

Sten Mk II with wooden stock - 9x19mm
A mannequin "holds" a Sten.
A wooden stock can be seen.

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