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Devil Came from Akasava (Der Teufel kam aus Akasava), The

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The Devil Came from Akasava
(Der Teufel kam aus Akasava)
Der Teufel kam aus Akasava Poster.jpg
German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
ESP.jpg Spain
Directed by Jesús Franco
(credited as Jess Frank)
Release Date 1971
Language German
Studio Central Cinema Company Film (CCC)
Fenix Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jane Morgan Soledad Miranda
(credited as Susann Korda)
Rex Forrester Fred Williams
Dr. Andrew Thorrsen Horst Tappert
Ingrid Thorrsen Ewa Strömberg
Sir Philip Siegfried Schürenberg
Lord Kingsley Walter Rilla
Prof. Forrester Ángel Menéndez
Irving Lambert Alberto Dalbés


The Devil Came from Akasava (German title Der Teufel kam aus Akasava, Spanish title El diablo que vino de Akasawa) is a 1971 West German-Spanish adventure movie directed by Jesús Franco and very loosely adapted from the short story "Keepers of the Stone" by Edgar Wallace. British scientist Prof. Forrester discovers a mysterious stone in the jungles of Akasava in the South America. The stone emits strong radiation, capable of turning base metals into gold and deadly to humans. The stone is then stolen, and the professor himself disappears into the jungle. The British Secret Service is interested and sends an agent, the beautiful Jane Morgan (Soledad Miranda), acting under the guise of a striptease dancer. Jane teams with the professor's nephew Rex Forrester (Fred Williams), who is sure that his uncle is still alive.


The following weapons were used in the film The Devil Came from Akasava (Der Teufel kam aus Akasava):


Revolvers

Arminius HW-1

In the climactic scene Lord Kingsley (Walter Rilla) holds an Arminius HW-1 revolver.

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
Lord Kingsley draws a revolver.
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Another views of the same scene.

Unidentified revolver

During the confrontation between Jane Morgan (Soledad Miranda) and Rex Forrester (Fred Williams), Jane aims a revolver but Rex manages to disarm her. The revolver has the vent rib with four slots over a relatively short barrel, the unshrouded ejector rod and the raised upper back of the frame. These features can be seen on some Arminius or Rohm revolvers but it's hard to tell the exact model.

Jane aims the revolver at Rex.
DTKAA-Revolver-2.jpg
Rex struggles with Jane.
The vent rib is seen.
The revolver lies on the floor. It has white grips, possibly pearl or plastic imitating pearl.
The revolver is seen on a promotional image.

Pistols

Walther P38

Lord Kingsley's valet Humphrey (Howard Vernon) is armed with a Walther P38 in several scenes. Due to continuity errors, his pistol several times switches between a P38 and a Luger P08. Rex Forrester (Fred Williams) carries a P38 in the climactic scene.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Humphrey fires at Thorrsen and Henry.
Humphrey's pistol is seen when he takes the case with the stone away from Thorrsen's lab.
Humphrey enters Jane's room with the Walther in hands. When he is seen approaching the room, he holds a Luger P08.
Humphrey fires his pistol.
Humphrey fires once more and runs away from the room after being hit by Jane's return bullet.
Rex fires a P38 in the climactic scene.

Luger P08

Humphrey's (Howard Vernon) pistol several times switches between a Walther P38 and a Luger P08 due to continuity errors.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
DTKAA-Luger-1.jpg
Humphrey draws a Luger when he approaches Jane's room. When he enters the room, the pistol switches to a P38.
Humphrey draws a Luger in the climactic scene.

Unidentified pistol

Jane Morgan (Soledad Miranda) uses a subcompact pistol in several scenes. This gun is supposed to be some starter or gas-firing pistol, as a screw crosses the barrel that couldn't be on a live gun.

Jane fires point-blank at the bald assassin (Moisés Augusto Rocha) who tries to strangle Lambert.
Jane holds her pistol in the same scene.
Jane opens the door of the hotel room with the pistol in hand.
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Jane aims at Rex Forrester.
Jane fires at Humphrey (nudity is censored).
Jane's pistol is seen from the muzzle.
Jane fires at the assassin, grappling with Lambert, on a promotional image.

Star compact pistol

British consul Irving Lambert (Alberto Dalbés) draws a compact pistol when he hears someone trying to sneak into his apartments. This is an M1911 style gun, and as the movie was mostly filmed in Spain, some compact Star model is a possible guess.

For comparison: Star Model BM - 9x19mm
Lambert cautiously approaching the door with the pistol in hand.
Another view of the same scene. The shadow on the wall reveals the shape of the pistol.
One more view of Lambert's pistol.

Star Model B (?)

Tino Celli (film director Jesús Franco) holds a pistol when he sneaks into Dr. Thorrsen's laboratory. This is an M1911 style pistol that lacks the grip safety and so may be identified as a full size Star model, most likely a Star Model B.

Star Model B Pistol, blued finish - 9x19mm. This is a screen used Star Model B from the 1987 film The Untouchables.
Celli enters the laboratory.
Celli holds the pistol on a screenshot from the movie trailer. Strangely, no such frame exists on the DVD.
He approaches the door behind which the stone is supposedly located.
One more view of the pistol.
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Celli is exposed to the deadly radiation of the stone.

Unknown pistol

An unknown long barreled pistol is used for two assassination attempts on Lambert. The first time the weapon is visible in the dark, the second time - only the barrel sticking out from behind the door. Maybe this is some .22 caliber target pistol. A digitally lightened screenshot is presented on the talk page.

An unknown person fires at Lambert when he tries to sneak into Dr. Thorrsen's laboratory. The gun has a long barrel, protruding from the frame, and is possibly fitted with a sniper scope. The position of the shooter's hand indicates that the gun has a pistol grip.
The barrel is seen in the scene in the hotel.

Rifles

Unidentified rifle

An unknown shooter uses a rifle with a sniper scope for several assassination attempts in the first half of the film, set in the South America. The rifle is seen only partially and mostly through the dense foliage. It is even hard to tell the action of the gun.

The sniper aims at Prof. Forrester's assistant Joao who transports the protected case with the stone. A strange lever on the left side of the barrel is seen.
Another view of the rifle. Now the lever is on the right side of the barrel, but which one of the screenshots is mirrored is unclear. The hooded front sight is seen.
A blurry view of the rifle. It has a relatively long handguard.
The sniper runs with the rifle in hands.
The buttstock is seen.

See Also

Edgar Wallace
Pre-WWII Films The Squeaker (1931)  •  Sanders of the River (1935)
Edgar Wallace Mysteries (1960–1965) 47 films
Other 1940s-1970s British films and TV series
Rialto Film (1959-1972) Face of the Frog (1959)  •  The Crimson Circle (1960)  •  The Terrible People (1960)  •  The Green Archer (1961)  •  The Dead Eyes of London (1961)  •  The Devil's Daffodil (1961)  •  The Forger of London (1961)  •  The Strange Countess (1961)  •  The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (1962)  •  The Door with Seven Locks (1962)  •  The Inn on the River (1962)  •  The Squeaker (1963)  •  The Black Abbot (1963)  •  The Indian Scarf (1963)  •  Room 13 (1964)  •  The Curse of the Hidden Vault (1964)  •  The Ringer (1964)  •  Traitor's Gate (1964)  •   Again the Ringer (1965)  •  The Sinister Monk (1965)  •  The Hunchback of Soho (1966)  •  The Trygon Factor (1966)  •  Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)  •  The Monk with the Whip (1967)  •  The Horror of Blackwood Castle (1968)  •  The Zombie Walks (1968)  •  Gorilla Gang (1968)  •  The Man with the Glass Eye (1969)  •  Double Face (1969)  •  Angels of Terror (1971)  •  What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)  •  Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Harry Alan Towers' British-German Film Series Death Drums Along the River (1963)  •  Coast of Skeletons (1965)  •  Circus of Fear (1966)  •  Five Golden Dragons (1967)
German Kurt Ulrich-Film and CCC-Film Productions The Avenger (1960)  •  The Curse of the Yellow Snake (1963)  •  The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)
Parodies The Trixxer (2004)  •  The Vexxer (2007)



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