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Everything is Paid (Totul se plateste)

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Everything is Paid (Totul se plateste)
Totul se plateste Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country ROU-com.jpg Romania
Directed by Mircea Moldovan
Release Date 1987
Language Romanian
Studio Casa de Filme 1
Main Cast
Character Actor
Margelatu Florin Piersic
Hare Lip Szabolcs Cseh
Agatha Slatineanu Marga Barbu
Deivos George Motoi
La Peyrolle / Basota Emil Hossu
Prince Gheorghe Bibescu Ion Besoiu
Gianfranco Gonfalone George Constantin

Everything is Paid (unofficial title, originally Totul se plateste) is a Romanian 1987 adventure movie directed by Mircea Moldovan. This is the sixth and final film about the adventures of noble brigand Margelatu "The Yellow Rose" (Florin Piersic). The plot is set in the Principality of Wallachia (modern Romania) during the Revolution of 1848. A secret emissary from France arrives at the revolutionary organisation "Justice and Brotherhood" with a promise of help. But Margelatu has suspicions about the real personality and goals of this man. Soon he uncovers that the visitor is connected with Margelatu's archenemy Agatha Slatineanu (Marga Barbu).

The following weapons were used in the film Everything is Paid (Totul se plateste):



Margelatu's Pepperbox

In all six movies Margelatu (Florin Piersic) carries his signature weapon, an eight-barrel pepperbox. The gun is a custom prop, generally resembling Lefaucheux and Francotte models but with separate barrels, like on Mariette Pepperbox.

For a trivia about the gun see the page for the second film.

Margelatu with his pepperbox in the opening scene.
As usual, Margelatu "byes a drink" to his gun.
Another view of the gun in same scene.
The pepperbox on table.
Margelatu aims his gun at the last of Geambasu' men.

Mariette Pepperbox

What appears to be a genuine Mariette Pepperbox is seen among the guns of revolutionaries.

Mariette Pepperbox, 4-barrel model - .36 caliber
A Mariette pepperbox is seen in hand of a man at the background. It seems to be a 4-barrel model.

Percussion Cap Pistol

Percussion Cap Pistols are seen in hands of Hare Lip (Szabolcs Cseh), Basota aka La Peyrolle (Emil Hossu), Deivos (George Motoi), Agatha's mercenary Geambasu (Aristide Teica) and his men, and numerous rebels on barricades. Most pistols seem rather authentic, not visually modified shotguns; they even shoot with flashes and sparks on locks.

Italian (Kingdom of the Two Sicilies) Percussion cap pistol, converted from flintlock, circa mid-19th century - .69 caliber (17.7mm)
Geambasu (in white shirt in center) and his men with pistols and muskets in ambush on Margelatu and Hare Lip.
Basota, disguised as French priest La Peyrolle, holds a pistol.
Geambasu's men with pistols.
A percussion cap lock on the pistol of one of Geambasu's men is seen.
Note the flash on the lock of firing pistol.
Hare Lip rides a horse with a pistol in hand.
Hare Lip holds a pistol after the shootout.
Revolutionaries arm themselves with pistols.

Percussion Dueling Pistol

Percussion Dueling Pistols with typical long faceted barrels are seen among the guns of revolutionaries.

Modern replica of Lepage percussion dueling pistol.
Dueling-style pistols are seen among the guns of revolutionaries.

Flintlock Pistol

Some Flintlock Pistols are seen among the guns of revolutionaries.

18th Century Saxon flintlock pistol.
A flintlock pistol is seen at the right.


Single Barreled Shotgun (visually modified)

Full-stock Single Barreled Shotguns, visually modified by adding a long handguard and additional barrel bands, are used as muskets of Geambasu's brigands, rebels on barricades and Ottoman soldiers. They aren't fitted with any kind of fake flintlock or percussion cap lock. Unlike the props, seen in most films of the series, these shotguns doesn't have Izhmekh-style spurs on trigger guards.

Geambasu's men with pistols and muskets in ambush.
One of Geambasu's men cocks the hammer of the fake musket.
He aims.
The defenders of the barricade are mostly armed with fake muskets.
They fire at Ottoman soldiers.
A row of barrels.

Rifles and Muskets

M1879 Peabody-Martini

During the ambush on Margelatu and Hare Lip one of Geambasu's men is armed with a M1879 Peabody-Martini rifle. This gun was a service rifle of Romanian army in 1880s and doesn't fit for 1840s.

Martini-Henry Mk. I (1871-1876) - .577-.450 caliber. Romanian Peabody-Martini in 11x59mm caliber looks generally the same.
A man at the foreground holds a Martini rifle.

Karabiner 98k

In the mass scenes of the battle on barricades some Mauser rifles are briefly seen. Karabiner 98k seems a decent guess.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A barrel of Karabiner 98k is seen at the bottom.
One of the defenders of the barricade holds a Karabiner 98k rifle.
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A man at the foreground holds a Karabiner 98k.

Flintlock Musket

Flintlock muskets are also seen in hands of rebels.

For comparison: Charleville Mousquet Modele 1777 - .69 caliber
A running man holds a flintlock musket. It is seen blurry due to fast motion.

Mockup Muskets

Some long guns with flintlocks and/or percussion cap locks, seen in hands of rebels and Ottoman soldiers, appear to be mockups, but the base rifle is unclear. It may be Mauser Gewehr 1871 that is used in several films of the series, or some other model.

Revolutionaries with muskets. A lock, seen at the left, is obviously fake as it combines the hammer of percussion cap lock and the frizzen of flintlock. A bayonet on another musket is seen at the right.
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Margelatu uses a musket in close combat.

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