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The Roaring Twenties

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The Roaring Twenties
RoaringTwenties poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Release Date 1939
Language English
Studio Warner Bros.
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
George Hally Humphrey Bogart
Jean Sherman Priscilla Lane
Eddie Bartlett James Cagney
Fanny Green Frank McHugh
Nick Brown Paul Kelly

The Roaring Twenties (1939) was a Depression-era crime film directed by Raoul Walsh and starred James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and Priscilla Lane. World War I veterans are unable to find work in Depression-era America and turn to bootlegging to survive.

The following firearms were used in the film The Roaring Twenties:

Colt M1911

Sgt. Pete Jones (Joe Sawyer) is briefly seen with a Colt M1911 in a holster. Later, during the 1920 montage, a bootlegger is seen holding a M1911 when opening a door.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
A bootlegger's 1911.

Colt Official Police

George Hally (Humphrey Bogart) carries a Colt Official Police. Eddie steals a New Service from George's thug Lefty (Abner Biberman), using it to fatally shoot George.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel
George and Eddie stand guard outside the warehouse before the robbery.
George corners his old sergeant in the warehouse and prepares to shoot him.
One of Eddie's men pulls a New Service on Nick Brown's henchman inside Henderson's Club.
George threatens Lloyd when the latter wants to leave.
Eddie turns the tables on George by stealing Lefty's revolver.
Eddie holds the gun at George.
Eddie grips the revolver after shooting George.

Colt Police Positive

Eddie's rival gangster, Nick Brown (Paul Kelly) uses a Colt Police Positive during the shootout in the Italian restaurant.

Colt Police Positive - .38 Special.
Nick Brown looks at his revolver after running out of ammunition.

Colt Detective Special

During his time as a bootlegger, Eddie Bartlett (James Cagney) packs a Colt Detective Special. However, as most scenes are set prior to 1927, the Detective Special would be anachronistic.

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
Eddie threatens George with his snubnose.
Eddie shows George his gun.
Eddie and George argue in the warehouse.

unidentified revolvers

One of the warehouse guards carries a revolver.

A warehouse guard runs around the side of the building when he hears the whistle blown.

Thompson M1921A

During the 1924 montage, a Thompson M1921A is fired as a symbol of the rising violence of the era.

Colt M1921A Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
The Thompson firing.

Springfield M1903

During their WWI service, Eddie Bartlett (James Cagney), George Hally (Humphrey Bogart), and Lloyd (Jeffrey Lynn) each have a M1903 Springfield rifle.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
Eddie sits on Armistice Day as George and Lloyd fire Springfields at the Germans.
George happily kills a German soldier after Lloyd refuses to due to the soldier's apparent young age.
Lloyd aims his rifle but can't bring himself to fire it.
After hearing about the cease fire, George decides to hold onto his Springfield rifle.

Winchester Model 1894

Danny Green (Frank McHugh) carries a Winchester rifle, most likely a Winchester Model 1894 during Eddie's "Coast Guard" robbery of Nick Brown's shipment.

Winchester Model 1894 - .30-30 Winchester
Danny stands near Eddie with his Winchester on the ground.
Danny, Winchester in hand, supervises the loading operation.

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