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A Police Commissioner Accuses (Un comisar acuza)

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A Police Commissioner Accuses
(Un comisar acuză)
Un comisar acuza DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country ROU-com.jpg Romania
Directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu
Release Date 1974
Language Romanian
Studio Casa de Filme 1
Distributor Romaniafilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Police Commissioner Tudor Moldovan Sergiu Nicolaescu
Paraipan Gheorghe Dinica
Ilie Pârvu Amza Pellea
Stavru Naumescu Emmerich Schäffer
Tănăsescu Mircea Pascu
Limbă Jean Constantin

A Police Commissioner Accuses (Un comisar acuză) is a 1974 Romanian crime movie directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu and starring himself as Police Commissioner Tudor Moldovan. The story takes place in 1940 in Bucharest, Romania. Commissioner Moldovan investigates an organized massacre in the prison where a group of arrested opposition leaders are killed. The murderers belong to the powerful pro-Nazi Iron Guard organisation (also known as "Legion"), so Moldovan has to confront the legionnaires and personally one of their leaders, the former criminal Paraipan (Gheorghe Dinica).

The main character of the movie also appears in a serie of crime movies filmed in 1970s. A Police Commissioner Accuses is followed by Revenge (1978), and The Duel (1981) is a prequel for these movies.

The following weapons were used in the film A Police Commissioner Accuses (Un comisar acuza):


Smith & Wesson Victory Model

The personal weapon of Police Commissioner Tudor Moldovan (Sergiu Nicolaescu) is a Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolver. Same revolvers are also seen in hands of Iron Guard legionnaires.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model - .38 S&W
A legionnaire holds a revolver during the attack on Moldovan's house.
Two S&W revolvers, an Arminius HW-3, a Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer and two MP38/40s are seen in hands of legionnaires in the same scene.
Tudor Moldovan holds his revolver.
Moldovan loads his revolver in the climactic shootout.
The same scene.

Arminius HW-3

An Arminius HW-3 revolver is a favored weapon of Paraipan (Gheorghe Dinica). This gun is anachronistic for 1940.

Arminius HW-3 - .22 caliber revolver
Paraipan fires his revolver during the attack on Moldovan's house.
Paraipan holds his revolver in the climactic shootout.
A close view at the revolver.
A grip can be seen.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer pistols with 10-round magazines are used by Iron Guard legionnaires during the massacre at the prison and in several other scenes. During the investigation of the crime a police expert correctly identifies the bullets as "caliber 7.63 mm, most likely Mauser".

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer with 10-round magazine - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A legionnaire loads his Mauser. A detachable magazine can be seen.
A close view at the pistol. A fire selector can be seen.
Legionnaires hold their Mausers during the massacre in the prison.
Another close view at the pistol.
Paraipan (Gheorghe Dinica) holds his Mauser.
A Mauser is seen among with two Smith & Wesson revolvers, an Arminius HW-3 and two MP38/40s in the scene of attack on Moldovan's house.

Steyr M1912

Tănăsescu (Mircea Pascu), Moldovan's assistant who is actually an Iron Guard member, carries two Steyr M1912 pistols.

Steyr Model 1912 - 9x23mm Steyr
Tănăsescu is armed with two Steyers in shoulder holsters.

FN Model 1922

FN Model 1922 pistols are briefly seen in several scenes.

FN Model 1922 with wood grips - .32 ACP
Tanasescu (Mircea Pascu) steals the pistol from Moldovan's secretaire. Note the wooden grips.
A wounded legionnaire holds his pistol during the shootout in the restaurant.

Submachine guns


MP40 submachine guns are used by Iron Guard legionnaires and prison guards.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A legionnaire with an MP40 during the massacre in the prison. Note the brown Bakelit plates that are most typical for post-1943 manufactured MP40s.
A prison guard holds his MP40.
Legionnaires fire MP40s and revolvers during the attack on Moldovan's house. Blank cartridges produce a large blue muzzle flame.
A close view at the muzzle of MP40. Its shape also indicates late manufactured MP40.
Tudor Moldovan (Sergiu Nicolaescu) holds an MP40 taken from a legionnaire.


MP38 submachine guns are also used by Iron Guard legionnaires, but they are seen less often then MP40s.

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A legionnaire fires his MP38 at Tudor Moldavan.
Legionnaires fire MP38s (one of them is seen at the foreground) and MP40s in the final scene.


MP41 submachine gun is briefly seen as the weapon of a prison guard. Note: previously it was misidentified as Romanian Orita M1941 but under careful examination it appears to be MP41.

MP41 - 9x19mm
For comparison: Orita M1941 submachine gun - 9x19mm
One of the prison guards at the left carries the MP41. Note the groove on stock that doesn't exist on Orita.
The notch on buttstock also doesn't exist on Orita.


Double Barreled Shotgun

In one scene a double barreled shotgun can be seen in hands of a hunter who was a witness of a murder in the forest.

A hunter holds his shotgun.


Romanian contract Vz. 24 Rifle

Prison guards are armed with Romanian contract Vz. 24 rifles.

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Prison guards carry Vz.24 rifles with bayonets.

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