Mad Executioners (Der Henker von London), The
The Mad Executioners (Der Henker von London; another English release title The Executioner of London) is a 1963 German detective movie directed by Edwin Zbonek and based on the novel "The White Carpet" by Bryan Edgar Wallace (son of better known Edgar Wallace). A group of vigilantes that calls themselves "The Executioner of London" sentence criminals, whose deeds have not been revealed until then, to death by hanging. They use the historical executioner's rope, stolen from the museum of Scotland Yard. Inspector Hillier (Hansjörg Felmy) suspects someone who is connected with the police or the court.
The film is the third installment in the CCC Filmproduktion studio film series (1962-1972), based on the works of Bryan Edgar Wallace.
The following weapons were used in the film The Mad Executioners (Der Henker von London):
FN Model 1900
Several police detectives, notably Inspector John Hillier (Hansjörg Felmy), are armed with FN Model 1900 pistols. During the trial, held by "The Executioner" on certain Francois Breant, an FN Model 1900 that was used by Breant to commit a murder is shown.
A Walther PPK is briefly seen in hands of a police detective.
A number of handguns are used by police personnel and criminals in several scenes. These guns are seen very briefly and unclear.
A police detective holds an MP40 submachine gun during the arrest of Knife Joe's gang.
PPS-43 submachine guns are seen in hands of police detectives during the arrest of the "Executioners".
Rifles and Assault Rifles
During the arrest of Knife Joe's gang, L1A1 battle rifles are seen in hands of soldiers, supporting police.
What looks like some version of AK is briefly seen in hands of a police detective in the climactic scene.
Firearms in the Museum of Scotland Yard
A number of firearms are exhibits of the museum of Scotland Yard:
- Luger P08 pistol
- Leuchtpistole 42 flare pistol
- PPS-43 submachine gun
- PPSh-41 submachine gun
- MP40 submachine gun
- Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle
Note: Underlined titles refer to films that lack any firearms thus are not presented on IMFDB and included in this list only for completeness.