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Face of the Frog

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Face of the Frog
Frøen med masken
Der Frosch mit der Maske
EdgarWallaceFrosch.jpg
Movie Poster
Country DEN.jpg Denmark

GER.jpg West Germany

Directed by Harald Reinl
Release Date September 4, 1959
Language German
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Inspector William Elk Siegfried Lowitz
Richard Gordon Joachim Fuchsberger
Philo Johnson Jochen Brockmann
John Bennet Carl Lange
Ella Bennet Elfie von Kalckreuth
Ray Bennet Walter Wilz


Face of the Frog is a 1959 Danish-German movie directed by Harald Reinl. All of London trembles in front of a gang whose boss is disguised as a toad. Inspector Elk and Scotland Yard always see only the frog legs from the robbers. Only hobby detective Richard Gordon clings to the costumed criminal's heels.

This is the first entry of the German adaptation series (1959 - 1972) of the novels of Edgar Wallace.

SPOILERS.jpg WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!



The following weapons were used in the film Face of the Frog:


Handguns

MAS Mle. 1892

Various characters are seen with French Mle 1892 Revolvers with custom shortened barrels without the front sights.

Modèle d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
Inspektor Genter / Inspector Higgins (Werner Hedman) holds his revolver at the Frog.
Another view of his revolver as he gets surprised by a trap.
The revolver held by Inspector William Elk (Siegfried Lowitz) confronting the Frog.
Closer view of Elk's revolver.

CZ 27

CZ 27 pistols are used by Scotland Yard and the Frog's henchmen. Other notable characters are Richard Gordon (Joachim Fuchsberger), James, the butler (Eddi Arent), and Joshua Broad (Dieter Eppler).

CZ 27 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
A stabbed police officer keeps holding his pistol.
Lew Brady (Reinhard Kolldehoff) threatens Ray Bennett (Walter Wilz) in the Lolita Pub.
The pistol lies on the dancefloor.
Ray got in control of the pistol but is prevented from using it.
The Frog places his fired CZ pistol in Ray's hand what offers a view of the grip. The nearby FN M1922 should be the weapon used by Ray a few seconds before, but it was also a CZ 27.
A close muzzle view of one CZ pistol of a Frog's henchmen.
The unmasked Frog (SPOILER! Highlight to see description: (Jochen Brockmann) ) aims his pistol at Inspektor Genter.

FN Model 1922

After the struggle in the pub, the CZ pistol of Lew switches to an FN Model 1922.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
As mentioned above.

Submachine Guns

Suomi KP/-31

A Police officer is seen carrying a submachine gun that looks a lot like a Suomi KP/-31 before the raid on the harbor hiding place.

Suomi KP/-31 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The officer in center on the right. Note the wooden stock, stick magazine, and long barrel.

Hovea M1949

Another police officer uses a Hovea M1949 submachine gun.

Hovea M1949 - 9x19mm
EdgarWallaceFrosch-SMG3.jpg
The officer (second from right) opens fire at the fleeing Frog. His three colleagues are all armed with CZ 27 pistols.

Madsen M50

The main villain uses a Madsen M50 at the end of the movie.

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
The Frog shows his Madsen to his hostage...
... and shots her with it.
View of the grip as he turns around.
Promotional Picture of the Frog firing his Madsen SMG.

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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