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The Young Lions

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The following weapons were used in the film The Young Lions:

The Young Lions
Young lions.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Release Date 1958
Studio 20th Century Fox
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Christian Diestl Marlon Brando
Noah Ackerman Montgomery Clift
Michael Whiteacre Dean Martin
Captain Hardenberg Maximilian Schell
First Sergeant Rickett Lee Van Cleef

Allied Weapons

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is used by most of the Americans in the film, including Noah Ackerman (Montgomery Clift) and Michael Whiteacre (Dean Martin).

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
A G.I fires an M1 Garand from a farmhouse.
G.I's firing M1 Garands from the farmhouse.
A G.I firing an M1 Garand from the farmhouse.
Noah Ackerman (Montgomery Clift) holds an M1 Garand.
Michael Whiteacre (Dean Martin) and Ackerman walk down a road with M1 Garands in hand.
Whiteacre (Dean Martin) approaches a wounded Lt. Christian Diestl (Marlon Brando) with an M1 Garand in hand.

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine can be briefly seen held by a soldier during the farmhouse battle.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock - .30 Carbine
A G.I in the upper window of the farmhouse holds an M1 Carbine.


French soldiers use the MAS-36 to ambush a German jeep.

MAS-36 7.5x54mm French
A French soldier fires the MAS-36 from a roadblock.
The French soldier firing the MAS-36.

M1A1 Thompson

The M1A1 Thompson is used by several soldiers in the film.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A G.I fires the M1A1 Thompson from the farmhouse window.
A G.I blasts the lock of a Concentration Camp prisoner barracks with an M1A1 Thompson.

Browning Automatic Rifle

First Sergeant Rickett (Lee Van Cleef) uses the Browning Automatic Rifle during the farmhouse battle.

Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
The G.I. (Lee Van Cleef) awaits the order to open fire with a Browning Automatic Rifle.
Rickett (Lee Van Cleef) fires the Browning Automatic Rifle.
1st Sergeant Rickett (Lee Van Cleef) crouches with the Browning Automatic Rifle.

Bren Gun

A Bren Gun can be seen briefly used by the British soldiers in North Africa.

Bren Mk2 - .303 caliber
British soldiers are mowed down whilst carrying the Bren Gun, which can be seen in the center of the image.

Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun

A Browning M2HB can be seen mounted on a British jeep after the battle in North Africa.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A Browning M2HB mounted on a jeep.

German Weapons

Karabiner 98k

German soldiers throughout the film commonly use the Karabiner 98k rifle.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier with the Karabiner 98k.
The German soldier kills a French soldier with a Karabiner 98k.
A German soldier fires the Karabiner 98k at a French soldier.
Afrika Corps soldiers fire the Karabiner 98k.


Several German soldiers use the MP40 in the film, including Lt. Christian Diestl (Marlon Brando).

MP40 - 9x19mm
A German soldier holds the MP40 during the French Ambush.
Lt. Christian Diestl (Marlon Brando) with the MP40 in North Africa.
Lt. Diestl (Marlon Brando) looks at the wounded British soldiers whilst holding an MP40.
Lt. Diestl (Marlon Brando) with the MP40 slung around his shoulder.
Lt. Diestl (Marlon Brando) aims the MP40 at an American jeep.
Lt. Diestl (Marlon Brando) looks at the MP40 before smashing it in disgust.


Afrika Corps soldiers use the MG42 to eliminate a British outpost in the North African desert.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92mm Mauser
German soldiers open fire on the British with the MG42.
A German soldier advances on the British positions whilst holding the MG42 at the hip.

Walther P38

Capt. Hardenberg (Maximilian Schell) uses a Walther P38 to execute a wounded British soldier.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
Capt. Hardenberg (Maximilian Schell) executes the wounded soldier with a Walther P38.

Luger P08

Lt. Christian Diestl (Marlon Brando) uses a Luger P08 during the French ambush.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Lt. Christian Diestl (Marlon Brando) with the Luger P08.
Lt. Diestl (Marlon Brando) wounds a French soldier with the Luger P08.
Lt. Diestl (Marlon Brando) with the Luger P08.

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