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Blind Alley is a 1939 home invasion thriller adapted from a Broadway play of the same name and considered a precursor to American film noir, starring Chester Morris, Ralph Bellamy, and Ann Dvorak. It would be remade in 1948 as The Dark Past.
The following weapons were used in the film Blind Alley:
Colt Detective Special
Fugitive killer Hal Wilson (Chester Morris) and his henchmen Buck (Marc Lawrence) and Nick (Milburn Stone) all carry Colt Detective Special revolvers, with Hal keeping his in a shoulder holster. Hal recalls a painful memory from his youth where his father had carried a Detective Special, though the memory likely predates the weapon's 1927 introduction.
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket
Hal's moll Mary (Ann Dvorak) carries a blued Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket.
Single Action Army
Strangely, two of the policemen (James Craig and Dick Curtis) seeking Hal Wilson appear to have older Single Action Army six-shooters in their holsters rather than more modern .38 Special revolvers like the Colt Official Police or Smith & Wesson Military & Police.
Several of the policemen seeking Hal Wilson and his gang are armed with M1921A Thompson submachine guns with box magazines.
Dr. Shelby (Ralph Bellamy) keeps a Blunderbuss Flintlock suspended above the fireplace in his home.
Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine
Buck (Marc Lawrence) carries a Winchester rifle that appears to be a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine before it switches to a Winchester Model 1907 in an apparent continuity error. One of the policemen approaching the house also carries a Winchester carbine.
Winchester Model 1907
Buck (Marc Lawrence) tosses his Winchester — now a Winchester Model 1907 semi-automatic rifle — to Hal Wilson (Chester Morris) to use during the final acts of the film. The Model 1907 was a popular weapon among real-life gangsters of the era, such as John Dillinger and Homer Van Meter.